Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
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The Kansan was charged with attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
This is the story of a Holocaust survivor who began her odyssey in Dej, Romania. Chanele Anne Grun Kempler was a teenager when she came to Auschwitz, almost 20 when she immigrated to Montreal and became a famous artist, and 64 when she passed away, alone in her bed, in 1994, on her chest a letter from Yad Vashem informing her that the painting she offered to the organization would be admitted and displayed.
It’s not that I think contractors, painters and tile guys are exclusively greedy, deceitful incompetent people – I think they are just poor businessmen or women!
The great sage Don Yitzchak Abarbanel (1437-1508) would never stop lauding the brilliance and sagacity of his fellow Jews to King Alfonso V of Portugal. Abarbanel was the King’s treasurer and he was respected and loved by the monarch.
What is the origin of the custom to eat Seudah Shlishis in shul?
Widow of world-famous nuclear scientist and human rights activist, Dr. Andre Sakharov, and an outstanding activist in her own right, Yelena Bonner was invited to speak of the suffering she endured in Stalinist Russia. Instead, the 86-year-old leader of the Russian human rights movement chose to speak about Israel and the Jews. Why?
I wonder why bullying exists in our community and in society at large? I was very surprised at a 30-year-old client’s explanation.
On the ninth of Teves Ezra HaSofer was niftar. The Gemara (Megilah 15a) tells us that Ezra was actually Malachi – the last prophet. With his passing, the glorious era of nevuah, prophecy, came to an end.
The belief in the power of the evil eye and the desire to ward off its deleterious spell are rooted firmly in Jewish historical consciousness. Indeed, the Talmud is replete with numerous references to the notion of ayin hara and takes its existence for granted.
The rebbe had told Meir and Yehudah to take turns, but that wasn’t working out so well.
The Obama Administration plan is very simple, assuming that everything goes smoothly–which of course it will not.
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Tears come down as I ponder the history of the self-sacrifice that this place engenders in our people.
At least 6-8 of my close friends left Israel over the course of the last seven years.
The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.
As many people are looking for a way to connect with Tisha B’Av, a new inspirational video featuring Rabbi Menachem Nissel, Rabbi Dovid Gottleib and Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky will be made available to the public in order to be help inspire as many people as possible. A brief, exciting preview of the video has been created in […]
Now I felt totally dejected, because I realized how doubly hard it will be to detach Jews from New York.
I had been curious about Orthodox Union’s annual Jewish Communities Fair, and so while on tour in America, I joined the hungry Modern-Orthodox masses as they searched for new communities and a new life in far flung American locales – but not in Israel
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