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‘Family-Values Rabbi’ Visits Jerusalem, Vatican

24 Shevat 5769 – February 18, 2009
"Now we have the possibility of permanently stopping the yearly gay pride march in Jerusalem," Rabbi Yehuda Levin of the Rabbinical Alliance of America told The Jewish Press at the end of a two-week trip to Israel, which ended earlier this week.

Haggadah Aims To Make Rav Soloveitchik ‘Come Alive’

17 Shevat 5769 – February 11, 2009
Among the many posthumous additions to Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik's literary legacy, one book always seemed conspicuously absent: a Soloveitchik Haggadah in English.

Rabbi Weinberg Praised As Kiruv ‘Visionary’

NEW YORK - Rabbi Noach Weinberg, the founder and dean of the sprawling global outreach operation Aish HaTorah, was being called a "unique visionary" following his death in Jerusalem.

‘Dead’ Mitzvah Acquires New Life

10 Shevat 5769 – February 4, 2009
Techeles, the blue strings the Torah requires Jews to wear on their ritual tzitzis garments, has long been thought of as a "dead" mitzvah. Sometime in the 7th century apparently (possibly due to the Arab conquest of Israel) Jews stopped producing techeles strings and the identity of the chilazon, from which the blue dye originates, was subsequently lost.

Orthodox Jewish Woman Champions Controversial Iraqi MP

3 Shevat 5769 – January 28, 2009
Esther Kandel, an Orthodox Jewish mother of three, was a Zionist her whole life. But only recently has her heartfelt love of Israel burst forth in an explosion of activism.

On The Ninth Yahrzeit Of Rabbi Sholom Klass, ZT”L

Dear Dad, I had planned to write a different article for your ninth yahrzeit, but everything that has happened this past year has led me instead to contemplate the wonderful teachings you and Mom (may she live and be well) instilled in us, both by word and by example.

A Small Giant… Esther Bluthal

18 Tevet 5769 – January 14, 2009
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

4 Tevet 5769 – December 31, 2008
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’

2 Tevet 5769 – December 29, 2008
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

20 Kislev 5769 – December 17, 2008
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

6 Kislev 5769 – December 3, 2008
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

28 Heshvan 5769 – November 26, 2008
Now your rabbi has proof that coming to shul is good for you.

Avner Gold Picks Up Where He Left Off 20 Years Ago

14 Heshvan 5769 – November 12, 2008
Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman is a man of multiple faces.

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