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A Woman of Valor

She wrote about everything in a woman's world, from kids to husbands, and feelings including pain and grief. Writing her book, at least in my opinion, was an incredibly brave statement, one that exposed a truth that must be told.

Inspiring Jews One Song At A Time

He didn’t start the fire either, but Solomon’s parodies and adaptations have been igniting the Jewish spark in hundreds of thousands of Jews worldwide.

The Man Whose Tunes Grace Shabbos Tables Worldwide: An Interview with Composer Ben Zion...

Recently dubbed “the greatest living figure of chassidic music” by NPR, Shenker still composes several new pieces every year. He is currently recording an album of some of his Haggadah compositions, which he hopes will be out before Pesach.

Clarity, Choice And Change The Journey And Impact Of Rachel Factor

Thousands of women and girls who have heard Rachel Factor's story have been inspired.

‘We’re On A Trajectory Toward Failure’: An Interview with Middle East Expert Jonathan Schanzer

Schanzer, who holds a doctorate from King’s College London, is currently vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and has testified before Congress on Middle East affairs on several occasions.

Fighting for Israel from Seattle

The universities and the local progressive culture make Pacific Northwest a hotbed of Israel hatred.

‘We Want To Return Young Israel To Its Roots’: An Interview with Rabbi Perry...

We want to hire couples who are going to reach out to singles to become their spiritual leaders and introduce them to someone of the opposite gender because there’s a lot of casual relationships but not nearly enough serious dating going on. This generation – even if they had rebbeim in yeshiva or seminary – they’re not connected anymore. There isn’t really anyone looking out for them at this point.

Izzy’s Mission

As time went on, he lagged behind in the usual milestones of walking and talking.

What To Do When 150 Million Europeans Hate Israel: An Interview with Dr. Manfred...

All these polls asked either “Do you agree that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians?” or, alternatively, “Do you agree Israel behaves toward the Palestinians like the Nazis do?”

The Jew Behind Jew In The City

Filling two vacuums at once – one of Orthodox women taking a more public role and a second of Modern Orthodox Jews demonstrating the merits of religious Jewish practice – Allison Josephs has transformed her sweet and engaging webisodes and blog into a larger force. Jew in the City is now a franchise.

Six Thousand Miles And Nine Pairs Of Shoes Later: An Interview with Professor William...

For his latest book, City College’s William Helmreich walked 120,960 blocks – in other words, nearly every block of New York’s five boroughs.

An Unlikely Partnership: Filming the American-Jewish Story

An unlikely collaboration between a Russian Israeli and a Spanish Moroccan has produce films showcasing a variety of general and American Jewish causes.

New Book By Rabbi Moshe Meiselman On Torah, Chazal And Science

"Toras Hashem temimah” – The Torah, in all aspects, is perfect and complete. It need not bend or comply with any other system. In fact, since the Torah is the blueprint according to which the universe was created, other systems should be judged by their agreement with the Torah.

Reb Shlomo Carlebach’s Early Years in New York

On February 4, 1939, Rabbi Naphtali boarded the RMS Queen Mary from Southampton, England, and arrived in New York on February 9. Shortly thereafter, the rest of the Carlebach family set sail on the Queen Mary on March 18 and arrived in New York on March 23, 1939.

From Near Death In Gaza To The NYC Marathon: An Interview with IDF Lieutenant...

Twenty-seven-year-old IDF Lieutenant (res.) Aharon Karov completed the New York City Marathon earlier this month, less than five years after an explosion in Gaza left him near death.

Writing Divrei Torah To President Clinton: An Interview with Rabbi Menachem Genack

Rabbi Genack first met Clinton at a fundraiser in New Jersey in 1992. “At the time,” Rabbi Genack recalls, “there was a lot of discussion about President Bush’s lack of vision, so when I introduced Governor Clinton I said, quoting a pasuk from Mishlei, ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ Clinton liked the remarks and said, ‘You know what? I might use that in my acceptance speech at the convention.’ He did, and ever since Rabbi Genack and Clinton have been friends.

‘Where Are Israel’s Enemies Of Centuries Past?’ An Interview with Pastor John Hagee

I love being in Jerusalem. The first time I visited the Holy City and the Western Wall I was filled with overwhelming joy. God is everywhere, but I feel his presence especially strongly in Jerusalem.

One Life At A Time: Dr. Rick Hodes Is Changing Lives

In 1989, when Ethiopia and Israel agreed to restore the diplomatic relations that had been broken off by Ethiopia in 1973, thousands of Ethiopian Jews (aka Beta Israel) flooded to Addis Ababa. A year later, Dr. Hodes, an observant Jew from Long Island, N.Y., was hired by the JDC to be the medical director in Ethiopia and oversee their care. The original six-week contract was to morph into nearly twenty-three years...and Hodes is still counting.

Torah And Job Leads Go Hand In Hand At JELN

He is a trial lawyer, a radio personality, a motivational speaker, an author of two newsletters and the founder of an organization dedicated to offering both Torah studies and professional networking opportunities to young Jewish men, but Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Bregman views himself as just "a nice guy with a good heart."

Brooklyn-Born Candidate Running for Efrat City Council Seat

Avraham Ben-Tzvi believes the Eitam hill, Efrat’s only remaining land reserve, must be developed urgently, or the town will lose it for good.

For Legendary Camp Owner Irv Bader, Death Of Ex-Knick Was Hard Blow

Dean Meminger sat in owner Irv Bader’s office at Camp Seneca Lake and talked of his girlfriend, her battle with lupus and their plans to marry.

‘Modern Science Is Discovering What The Torah Said Thousands Of Years Ago’: An...

The age of the universe. Fifteen billion or less than 6,000? The debate shows no signs of letting up in the Orthodox community. One of...

An Interview With Dr. Eli Schussheim, Chairman Of Agudat Efrat.

Q: It is unusual to find a doctor who devotes an enormous amount of energy into preventing abortions. What motivates you?

He Who Saves The Life Of Even One Jew Is Likened To One Who...

Rosh Hashanah, the start of the High Holidays, was fast approaching. I had promised myself that this year would be different. For years I have followed their activities with a mild interest, just an observer, as though their concerns were not my own, but this year, in the wake of recent media storms and false accusations, I promised myself that I would finally take a stand. I would go down to their Jerusalem office and see for myself. And I did. As I pushed open the doors of their rather nondescript office I took a deep breath - welcome to largest life saving industry in all of Israel – Agudat Efrat.

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