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A Made-In-Israel Chanukah Story

Last year on the seventh morning of Chanukah our phone stopped working. It wasn't completely dead; it was still receiving calls and placing outgoing ones. But there was a funny kind of static on the line.

No Mickey Mouse Tale: Dukas, Goethe, And The Maharal

The similarities between Goethe’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the Golem of Prague are stark and unmistakable...

Santayana And His ‘Master’ And ‘Hero’ Spinoza

Are the Jews going to repent of being anti’s, for fear that soon there should be nothing left to be anti against?

After Long Feud, Shul Evicted From 16th St.

What may be the final chapter in a long standing debate between a real estate developer and a Manhattan synagogue has been written, as a New York State appellate court judge ruled in favor of developer Jack Braha, owner of the building, and denied the Sixteenth Street Synagogue's interim stay of eviction, enabling Braha to oust the synagogue from its home of 67 years.

Away For The Holidays

Bring home for the holidays was every GI's dream...

Yehudi Menuhin’s Mixed Record On Judaism And Israel

Best known for his technical mastery and emotional playing, Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) was one of the 20th century’s most distinguished violinists (as well as...

The Sea Gate Shul Torahs Rescued Again

What happened was not our choice. But how we react - that is our choice.

The Jews Of The U.S. (Conclusion)

The Joint Distribution Committee cared for the refugees, directed the care of children, renewed educational facilities, undertook the rebuilding of destroyed houses, etc. Through the year 1930 the Joint Committee distributed over $80 million to the different branches of its relief work, and even distributed aid via affiliated charities to Jewish agricultural settlements in the USSR.

The Pied Piper Of Auschwitz

Mrs. R. hurls the violin at the couch, screeching, “It’s horrible! I sound so horrible!” and again runs out of the room, sobbing.

Mark Twain, Eretz Yisrael, And The Jews

Many properly cite Innocents as evidence that the Arab presence in Eretz Yisrael was so inconsequential before the arrival of the Zionist pioneers as to defeat any modern Arab claim to the land.

A Memorable Visit To A Very Different Hospital

As a congregational rabbi, I often see people in hospitals and other health care facilities. While each building may look different, the actual differences are rather minute. It was my privilege recently to visit a hospital that is a definite exception to that rule.

A Very Hong Kong Chanukah

To explain to my children what Chanukah was like for me as a young girl, I find I am just as inclined to recount what it wasn’t as I am to describe what it was.

A Call To Arms

We must show them that being a true Jew is being true to one's people as well as to oneself.

Assorted Oddities

Did you know the United States issued a 39-cent stamp featuring the Kotel back in 2007?

Before The Deluge: The Jews Of Iran & Afghanistan

The present kingdom of Persia, which recently officially took the name “Iran,” encompasses a region of over 1,640,000 square kilometers with about 15 million inhabitants. The most important cities are the capital Tehran as well Tabris, Mesched, and Isfahan (the former capital).

The Israeli Declaration Of Independence

The proclamation of a Jewish state had to be made on May 14 because the British Mandate was to end at midnight and Jewish leadership did not want even one second to pass before the formal establishment of the state.

The House That Morris Built

By A professor from Bar Ilan University, an expert on ancient affairs, investigated the value of silver of thousands of years ago.

Four For The Fourth (Part II)

Perhaps even more would have perished if not for the efforts of thousands of women who volunteered to help nurse the soldiers, including Clara Barton, who would later found the American Red Cross, and Louisa May Alcott, author of the Civil War-era classic Little Women.

The World Of Judaica

Collecting Jewish antiques entails a bit of dedication as well, as there are many different categories of art that we have to deal with.

New Caribbean Synagogue Joins One Of The Oldest In The Hemisphere

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO---It's not everyday, or every year, or every decade, or even every century, that a beautifully-designed, 180-seat, air-conditioned synagogue rises in the Caribbean, let alone a modern Orthodox one.

Saul Bellow’s ‘Vengeful Jewish Heart’

His mother, wanting him to be a rabbi, saw to it that he received a traditional Jewish education, and his lifelong love for the Bible began at age four when he learned Hebrew.

Former IDF Soldier, Father Of Two, Needs A Kidney

I desperately want [my wife] and I to grow old together, to be with my family and friends, and to watch my grandchildren grow up,"

In-Depth Learning For Women On The Web

You could do just about everything on the internet, except a girl couldn't go to seminary online. I decided to change that.

Diego Rivera’s Jewish Roots And The Rosenberg Case

My Jewishness is the dominant element in my life. From this has come my sympathy with the downtrodden masses which motivates all my work.

Edward R. Murrow Breaks The News Of The Holocaust

Though Murrow became a legendary pioneer of radio broadcasting and television news, he has received little recognition for his rescue efforts on behalf of persecuted scholars during the Holocaust.

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