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.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Nasi is the generic word for a leader: a ruler, king, judge, elder, or prince. Usually it refers to the holder of political power.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
He exhorted all of us to continue to reach out to one another each and every day because that is what our tafkid (life’s goal) should be. And because that is what Hashem requires of us.
Posted on: February 28th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
The account of the construction of the Tabernacle in Vayakhel-Pekudei is built around the number seven.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
It is my family’s minhag, for many generations, to light the candles 30 minutes before shekiah, as opposed to the commonly held custom of 20 minutes. So I told my husband that those 10 extra minutes should not be an issue.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
So goes the story about a man in the silly town of Chelm who visited a public bathhouse and found himself in a terrible predicament. Without the distinction of clothing, everyone looked alike. “Among all these men who look alike,” he said to himself, “how will I ever know which one is me?” He solved his dilemma by tying a red string around his big toe.
Posted on: February 21st, 2014Judaism → Columns → Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Vayakhel is Moses’ response to the wild abandon of the crowd that gathered around Aaron and made the golden calf.
Posted on: February 20th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
I was pretty open [and naïve] about accepting dating suggestions. There was the Israeli that spoke little English with whom I could barely communicate, the brilliant scholar who I discovered was manic depressive, the frum hippie that was still more hippie than frum, and a slew of others – all interesting, but not for me.
Posted on: February 14th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you fail. Such is life.
Posted on: February 13th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
Shimon’s early years were not easy ones. His mother struggled to support both of them. She never acquired the knowledge needed to help her son through school years filled with homework and tests.
Posted on: February 6th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
The exact details of that nocturnal levayah have long since faded from my memory. However, one poignant story shook me to the core of my being – and remains with me still.
Posted on: February 6th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
In Judaism, monarchy had little or no religious function.
Posted on: January 30th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
There is not even a shadow of doubt that without Agudat Efrat’s help, this child would not have been born.
Posted on: January 30th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
So long as every crisis was dealt with by Moses and miracles, the Israelite default response was complaint.
Posted on: January 23rd, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
Kidney transplants from a living donor are infinitely preferable over a transplant from a dead person. The chances of it being rejected by the body are much lower, the life expectancy of the newly transplanted kidney is twice as high, and the recipient’s life and diet can return to normal much faster.
Posted on: January 23rd, 2014Judaism → Columns → Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Two laws have to do with the Israelites’ experience of being an oppressed minority:
Posted on: January 22nd, 2014Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
In the campaign to rob a consumer of any sense of contentedness, which translates into sales, strategy is often focused on confusing need with want and the illusion of being dissatisfied.
Posted on: January 17th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Only in Judaism was God’s self-disclosure not to an individual or a group (the elders) but to an entire nation.
Posted on: January 16th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
Once again neither of us had the tickets, but this time we knew to follow the unusual protocol and pick up our tickets at the airline counter. So we dutifully waited in line and requested our tickets. This time, however, no tickets awaited us.
Posted on: January 9th, 2014Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
When my very busy friend and former neighbor called to say, “I have a story to tell you,” I knew it had to be a good one. I wasn’t disappointed.
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