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613 Photos, 180 Synagogues: An Interview with Photographer Michael J. Weinstein

With a few exceptions, I really did not count shtiebels, yeshivas, or shuls in a storefront or someone’s home.

Rosh Hashanah Cards Of WWII And The Holocaust

Most of these cards were hand-drawn and, as such, uniquely reflect the thoughts of writers extending holiday wishes from the depths of hell.

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman Installed As New YU President

In an era in which there is a breakdown of civic and civil conversation, Yeshiva University is uniquely positioned to address the most pressing moral issues of the day.

Be Kind… To Yourself

In order to see ourselves positively, we inflate our egos and look down on others. And, in our society, we also beat ourselves up when we don’t feel special.

Not The Correct Charity

With that type of charity you shouldn’t come unto G-d. It is not sufficient; you must also try to help other poor people.

From The Archives… Rachel Celebrates Her Bat Mitzvah

What an amazing message is this birth on the doorstep of the Biblical matriarch!

Tzimmes As A Main Dish

I decided to twist things up a bit and turn tzimmes into a satisfying main dish.

The Milk Of Human Kindness

She doesn't want to talk about how she suffered in the Holocaust; she wants to tell me of her heroic act.

Dan Shapiro, Advocate For The Palestinians

Reading Shapiro’s admission, one must laugh at his self-description as “an advocate for Israel.” He is, according to his own words, an advocate for the Palestinians – and has been for the past 29 years.

Dear Dr. Yael

Is mirror imaging something that is important for child development?

The Old Foolish King

Why are you running so fast and why are all these people following you?

From Kidnapped Yemenite Children To Renewed Yemenite Village In Jerusalem

Arabs claim Silwan as a historically Palestinian Arab neighborhood, yet it was practically empty when the first Yemenite Jews arrived in the 1880s; the Turks and British themselves recognized it as a Jewish neighborhood.

An Unforgettable Experience Of Unity And Prayer

“Mama Rachel,” I whispered. “Behold your children. Millennia have passed since you left this world and during those thousands of years we, your children, have been cast to the four corners of the world. But despite it all, we, your children never forgot you"

Just Don’t Get In The Way

The entire world is watching and waiting for Israeli cannabis developments. An entire agricultural hi-tech industry could have been established, providing cures for the ill throughout the world and thousands of jobs in Israel

Rendering Women Invisible Is Not Good For Any Of Us

Eishet Chayil mi Y'mtza? "A Woman of Valor, Who can Find HER" when positive images of inspiring Jewish woman (and other female leaders) are forbidden in the haredi media world

TV And The Holocaust

Shandler acknowledges that in the years immediately following the war, the Nazis’ systematic assault on Jews was not yet understood as a singularly distinct historical phenomenon.

Title: Birkon Mesorat Harav

In the preface, Rabbi Menachem Genack writes that halacha, in the Rav’s analysis, transforms eating by means of a new institution, the se’uda.

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part XIII)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

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