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Posted on: February 10th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Insisting on a traditional Jewish home, Freida Sima reached a compromise with her communist husband: he would not interfere in household matters of religion while she would turn a blind eye to whatever he would do outside the home.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Seuss’s wartime cartoons denounced American discrimination against Jews and called attention to the early stages of the Holocaust.
Posted on: January 27th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Yitro, on the other hand, arrived at the truth through a very different set of circumstances. He had devoted his entire life to idolatry, only to later realize the futility of his efforts.
Posted on: January 20th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
In fact, all the Yomim Tovim that fall on the fifteenth of the month represent instances of t’chias hamaisim.
Posted on: January 13th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Freida Sima pulled her hand back in shock. “Married?” she shouted. “This is how you are asking me to marry you?”
Posted on: January 6th, 2016InDepth → Front Page
Payment was not, apparently, an essential ingredient in the allegedly criminal conduct the FBI intended to punish if the “Getcha Sting” had succeeded in luring participants into a “forced Get.”
Posted on: December 30th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Perhaps we were better off when we were less sophisticated and just lived with emunah peshutah.
Posted on: December 23rd, 2015InDepth → Front Page
William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the only American president to also sit on the Supreme Court. The Republican was an effective administrator but a poor politician; caught in the intense battles between progressives and conservatives, he received little credit for his administration’s achievements, which included establishing a postal savings system, admitting Arizona and New Mexico […]
Posted on: December 16th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
After several dates, when she sensed the “chicken killer” was about to propose, my grandmother beat a hasty retreat, remarking to her aunts that one day longer with him and she would have become a vegetarian.
Posted on: December 9th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Chanukah tells of a powerful story of light over darkness, when a small Hasmonean band of Jewish soldiers defeated a vastly larger, better trained, and better equipped Seleucid (Syrian-Greek) force. As we know, the struggle was not primarily militaristic in nature. The main objective for Mattisyahu, Yehuda, and their followers was to eradicate from their […]
Posted on: December 2nd, 2015InDepth → Front Page
On Chanukah it is we who provide the illumination. We cause light to come into the world. Darkness forces us, so to speak, to search for the Source of the eternal light emanating from the Creator.
Posted on: November 25th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Kissinger was viewed by many as a self-hating Jew who turned on his father and his people by consistently acting in a manner inimical to Jewish interests.
Posted on: November 18th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
“Remember, you are sixteen!” she said, reminding her of the cutoff for unaccompanied passengers wishing to work in America.
Posted on: November 11th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Prayers are the mighty and powerful weapons of the Jewish people. There is no substitute for our weapons, our prayers.
Posted on: November 4th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
I’ve learned that though pulpit rabbis all have basic roles, they can be as diverse in their calling as they are in their personalities.
Posted on: October 28th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
At a time when many Jews changed their names and joined churches to deflect anti-Semitism and to facilitate assimilation into American society, Isidor did not deny his heritage; indeed, he embraced it.
Posted on: October 21st, 2015InDepth → Front Page
The target of her investigation is the Orthodox community, and WNYC’s denying it an equal voice to defend itself was unfair – and bad journalism to boot.
Posted on: October 14th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Rabbi Yehuda responded, "If you didn't know him personally, it is impossible for you to fully appreciate his loss." I heartily agreed.
Posted on: October 8th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
“Not only will I have to stop studying when I get married, I'll die a slow death if I end up like that,” she told Marium. “Better Tateh should just kill me and be done with it.”
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