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Developing The Special Bond

We have neither of the mitzvos at this point. The tefillin were sold and the esrog is invalid. Let us at least have shalom bayis [marital accord and harmony].

Sukkot And The Nations

It is a world in need of atonement, which means a redirection of its energies and objectives.

The Mysterious Nature Of Yom Kippur

Moses, when he saw the frenzied partying and dancing before the calf, threw down the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments in a fit of rage, shattering them into small fragments.

Keeping Our Eyes Open

Why are our concerns during the rest of the year limited to ourselves and our close family, to our own narrow social group and to our immediate geographical environment?

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.

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.

The Bernice Chronicles: The Schwartzes Of Teaneck

Living more than two miles from the only Orthodox shul in Teaneck, the family joined the Conservative Teaneck Jewish Center a few blocks away.

Who Was The First Genuinely Pro-Israel U.S. President?

Whatever else can be said of Johnson, he proved a true friend to Jews and Israel.

The Plan To Establish A Jewish Homeland In America

Though he frankly admitted that he expected to make a fortune on his investment, his primary motive was to create a short-term haven for persecuted Jews.

A Voice To Make Men Weep

His voice had the strength of a pipe organ and the gentleness of a violin, but most of all it had the power to make men weep.

City of Graveyards: The Demise of Jewish Newark

It is a story that should serve as the ultimate cautionary tale for any Jewish community tempted to mistake a period of vibrancy for a guarantee of immortality.

The Bernice Chronicles: East Coast Adventures

For Jews in the United States, the 1950s were years of opportunity and challenge.

A Slander Against A Zionist Leader That Just Won’t Go Away

Wise was especially furious when Silver helped persuade Republican leaders to insert a pro-Zionist plank in their 1944 party platform.

Eicha: Prayer And Hope

The regimental forces were unable to defend Zion, and international agreements and alliances could not save Israel in a time of crisis.

Rachel, Leah, And The New Israeli Banknotes

Even during the renaissance of modern Hebrew poetry, virtually none of it was written by women.

The Bernice Chronicles: A Boy From Nyack

Despite owning some of the important businesses in town, the Jews of Nyack continued to remain a small minority, and in each high school graduating class there was only a handful of Jewish students.

Great Forgotten Jews Of History

We all know the towering Jews of secular history, figures such as Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud and David Ben-Gurion. There are, however, plenty...

I Cannot Apologize

Throughout Europe these hideous libels persisted and gave rise to the persecution of innocent Jews.

Jews And Space

Though Resnik in 1984 became the second American woman to travel in space – Sally Ride was the first – she is perhaps better known as the first Jewish woman in space.

The Bernice Chronicles: The Courtship Of Bernice Cohen

At age 26 and having completed her graduate studies, Bernice returned to the Bronx Y, this time in a paid professional capacity.

Learning From The Animals

Most animals are born once. But birds are born twice. First, the egg is laid by the mother. But where is the baby? Still inside the egg.

It’s All About Location

The Midrash tells us that Mount Sinai was neither the highest nor the most splendid mountain. In fact it is described as being the lowest and humblest in its vicinity.

Numbers: Then And Now

There are accounts of battles, rebellions, and collective failures of nerve, and a strange story about a pagan prophet and a talking donkey.

The Bernice Chronicles: Israel Adventure, Summer 1949

Today’s young travelers rarely meet Israeli statesmen and functionaries. This, though, was the first group of its kind and, as such, of great interest to both American and Israeli officials.

Sinatra, Jews, And Israel

His deep affection for the Jewish people may have had its origins in the kindness of an elderly Jewish neighbor, a Mrs. Golden, who occasionally cared for him during his lonely boyhood.

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