Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Every year on Sukkot we read Kohelet – not to depress us but rather to inspire us not to get swallowed up in the whirlwind of life and to remain focused on the idea that “The sum of the matter, when all has been considered: Fear God and keep his commandments, for that is the whole purpose of man.”
After all, if we were acutely aware that our time in this world is finite, how much more meaningful would our days be?
Shira Gabriela (Saltzman) creates one-of-a-kind prestige custom Jewish artwork such as ketubot, illuminated manuscripts, handmade papercuts, and family trees. Her work can be viewed at shiragabriela.com. Shira has also taught Tanach for over a decade in Israel and the United States.
About the Author: Shira Gabriela (Saltzman) creates one-of-a-kind prestige custom Jewish artwork such as ketubot, illuminated manuscripts, handmade papercuts, and family trees. Her work can be viewed at shiragabriela.com. Shira has also taught Tanach for over a decade in Israel and the United States
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The meaning of “God’s watch” here is not entirely clear.
Don’t Israelis and Arab Palestinians deserve more than this? Is it not time to stop the insanity?
At age 104, my mother was still concerned about her relationship with Hashem.
“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”
You’ve discovered our little secret!
Klein’s challenger has demonstrated a propensity to unleash poisonous vitriol, even to other Zionists
President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy.
Welcome the book of Leviticus!
If the nationalist Knesset members don’t provide the answer, the Arab MKs will do so in their place.
International Agunah Day falls annually on Ta’anis Esther, this year on March 13.
Yeshiva University Museum recently hosted an exhibit titled “Threshold to the Sacred.”
Even a foxhole Yid has to admit that antisemitism is on the upswing.
As shocking and insulting and horrifying as it is, Nazi war criminals are still living freely among us.
One can almost imagine a shocked Mr. Kerry thinking to himself, “How could he?” Yet not only did Mr. Putin do what he did, China, one of the three major international players along with the U.S. and Russia, agreed with him, not with Mr. Kerry.
“What a depressing book!” is a common response to reading Sefer Kohelet. It seems at first glance that Shlomo HaMelech, the wisest of all men, is telling us there is no purpose to all of man’s efforts, whether intellectual, material or social.
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