The story of the Creation of the World is told with the utmost brevity: a mere 34 verses. Why take some 15 times as long to tell the story of the Sanctuary?
Anti-Semitism is politically and theologically promiscuous, penetrating the nationalist right and the progressive left, creeping into churches and leading the thundering discourse of political Islam.
For example, the defendant testifies that he repaid 180 dinarim but regarding the balance of 20 dinarim claims he does not owe it for the following reason
Question: If someone heard Megillat Esther in shul and later reads it at home for his wife and family, must he recite the blessings?
Consent, however, is an elastic phrase under Jewish law and can be stretched almost to breaking point.
A Tax Free Meal
‘A Town Whose Torah Scroll Was Stolen…'
(Bava Basra 43a)
One daughter flew in from the UK for a mere 50 hours – quite an amazing feat!
My mother had a difficult pregnancy. Some doctors said it was a miracle I was born and came out as good as I did.
It must be difficult. You have that precious gem, that beautiful gold. I feel badly even asking.
Five months later, Mr. Levy's check bounced because of insufficient funds. The gmach was charged a $25 returned check fee.
Esther is the only Megillah read twice, once in the evening synagogue service of Purim and a second time during the morning services on Purim
Historical context means everything when understanding the misunderstood.
The mid-1760s marked changes in the direction of Myers’s personal life and business affairs.
As Purim approaches, and as we open the megillah, I can’t help but think about how, sadly, we are too often united because of dangers facing our people.
The historic Meseritz Synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side was officially reopened on February 24 with a ceremony at the shul.
Vol. LXVIII No. 9 5777
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
March 3, 2017–5 Adar, 5777
5:31 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: 6:32 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam...
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It is hard to miss the sharp difference between the politics of the post-2016 presidential election and what followed earlier national elections.
It seems absurd to suggest that Mr. Trump was somehow part of the problem.
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