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Rabbi Boteach: ‘Turn Friday Night Into Family Night’

7 Nisan 5769 – April 1, 2009
Social conservatives constantly bemoan the erosion of traditional family life and morality. In their view, narcissism and materialism plague the American landscape.

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Speaks His Mind

29 Adar 5769 – March 25, 2009
Teaneck Rabbi Discusses Geirus, Unconventional Warfare, and Rav Kook's Ideal State

Rav Soloveitchik On Tape

22 Adar 5769 – March 18, 2009
New Book Reveals His Private Thoughts On Chabad, Zionism, Women's Hair Covering

Finding Your Instrument

8 Adar 5769 – March 4, 2009
Nestled in the picturesque village of Metullah in the hills of the Upper Galilee, hidden in the serpentine alleyways of the quaint cobble-stoned streets, is Zami's Music Box, Israel's only museum of musical instruments.

Historic Judaic Event At Sotheby’s

When walking into the main exhibit space at New York's Sotheby's Auction House, one expects to see beautiful rare items for sale. There have been famous auctions of important historic documents, works of art and antiques. Often the exhibit hall has become a sort of museum, with people viewing the sale items while knowing there is no possibility of buying them.

Will Bibi Keep Tal Brody’s Dream Alive?

JERUSALEM - Just prior to the Likud Party primaries last fall, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu arranged a press conference to introduce a variety of new faces who stood a legitimate chance of being elected to the Knesset.

‘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.

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