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A Small Giant… Esther Bluthal

She was a very small woman physically, but she was a giant in Mitzvot and chesed.

Olympic Medalist Gets A Dose Of Israeli Reality

The war in Gaza overshadowed what should have been the recent headline-making arrival of Jewish-American Olympic gold medalist Ben Wildman-Tobriner to the Jewish state, as Taglit-Birthright Israel's 200,000th participant.

Author Untangles Mother-In-Law/Daughter-In-Law Web

Mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships do not have to be "complicated," but in many cases they are.

KAJ Stalwart, Son-In-Law of Rav Breuer, Passes Away

Last Shabbos Jerry Bechhofer was standing in shul as always - two rows in front of mine, tall and smiling.

The Late Rabbi Raphael Baruch Toledano

In last week's column about the collection Mekabtziel published by Yeshivat Ahavat Shalom of Jerusalem, we noted that the volume contained a number of articles and studies on various subjects.

Orthodox Boxer Facing Career Upswing?

Dmitriy Salita, the Orthodox Jewish boxing sensation, may finally get the opportunity he's been waiting for.

Aliza Lavie: Discovering A Legacy Of Jewish Women’s Prayers

It was erev Yom Kippur 2002. Earlier that day, Aliza Lavie had read an interview in an Israeli newspaper with Hen Keinan, who lost her mother and baby daughter in a suicide attack in Petach Tikvah the previous May and had since moved to the United States.

Author Resurrects ‘Patterson of Palestine’

He was Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu's godfather. President Teddy Roosevelt counted him as a friend.

Immune System Holds ‘Key’ To Promising Haredi Biomedical Start-Up

A small band of haredi biomedical pioneers, ensconced in the Lev Institute of the Jerusalem College of Technology, is on the verge of perfecting revolutionary peptide-based medicine that could cure a variety of life-threatening cancers and debilitating autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's disease.

Father Of Special-Needs Child Acts For Others

Three months ago, Chaim Spero, the father of an autistic child, wrote an op-ed piece for The Jewish Press about his son's recent bar mitzvah. He never expected what followed.

‘Comedy For Koby’

Five recent sold-out benefit comedy performances in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Modiin, Beit Shemesh and Ra'anana featuring four well known American stand-up comedians provided a unique charitable venue for the Koby Mandell Foundation - the renowned terror victims outreach organization helmed by Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell. Their son Koby was stoned to death by Arab terrorists in May 2001.

Holocaust Survivor Meets Daughter Of Her Nazi Tormentor In New Documentary

Fear and trepidation were Helen Jonas's every day companions while she served as a housemaid in the villa of Amon Goeth, the notorious Nazi commander of Plaszow concentration camp near Krakow, Poland. Six decades after those horrid years, Jonas received a letter from Monika Hertwig, Goeth's daughter. She wanted to meet her.

Exercise, Eat Your Spinach, and Go To Shul

Now your rabbi has proof that coming to shul is good for you.

Avner Gold Picks Up Where He Left Off 20 Years Ago

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman is a man of multiple faces.

Chazzan Robert Frankel, 89, Led KAJ In Prayer For Sixty Years

Not often does someone ask me to write his obituary. But that's precisely what Chazzan Frankel asked me, mostly in jest, as we exited a subway station together about a year ago. Last Shabbos he passed away from heart failure, four months shy of his 90th birthday.

Could Americans In Israel Elect The Next President?

A grassroots, Israeli-based voter registration organization maintains that eligible American voters in the Jewish state could significantly impact the results of next Tuesday's race for the White House.

‘With Tears Running Down My Cheeks’

An Interview With Holocaust Chronicler Stuart Mirsky

They Went to “Build a Jewish Country”

Lola survived the Nazi genocide and with Yehuda Bielski went to Palestine. In commemoration and celebration of Israel on the Jewish State's 60th birthday, the following is from her memoir, "ONE CAME BACK" -- edited recollections about an extraordinary time in Jewish history when extraordinary people worked to, as Yehuda put it, "build a Jewish country."

Mrs. Tzertel Kenner: Yeshiva Principal, Author, Family Historian

All of us today benefit from the sacrifices and struggles of those who came before us, and we continue to battle so that our children should gain from our own triumphs.

Hadassah Honors Bergson Group

WASHINGTON - The campaign to win public recognition for the Holocaust rescue activists known as the Bergson Group took another step forward recently when Hadassah became the latest major Jewish organization to pay tribute to the 1940's activists.

Reflections On The Eighth Yahrzeit Of Rabbi Sholom Klass, zt”l

The years move forward and your eighth yahrzeit (10 Shevat) will soon be here, my dear father.

To Protect And Preserve

Nachi Eyal And The Battle For Jewish Rights In Israel

Learning To Play A Sacred New Song

The conductor gazed down at the orchestra, waved his baton and the stirring sounds of Grieg's "Triumphal March" began to fill the air.

‘Things Once Taken For Granted Are Now Considered Unacceptable’: A Conversation With Professor Marc...

Marc B. Shapiro, a Judaic Studies professor at the University of Scranton, is a mine of information and a lightning rod for controversy.

President Savage? Radio Talker Mulls Oval Office Run

Tanks keeping illegal immigrants from U.S. borders? Nukes dropped on terrorist sanctuaries? Iraqi insurgent strongholds barb-wired and then decimated?

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