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Purim All Year Long

9 Adar 5775 – February 27, 2015
One of the earliest special Purims we have on record was celebrated by the Jews of Granada and Shmuel HaNagid, the eleventh-century rav, poet, soldier and statesman, and one of the most influential Jews in Muslim Spain.

Isaac Nathan: Lord Byron’s ‘Rabbi’ And Chronicler Of Jewish Music

It was only in the reign of George III (1760-1820) that Jews became socially acceptable in Britain, and Nathan became music master to Princess Charlotte and musical librarian to King George IV.

Inspiration, Education And More At Annual Kosher Food Bloggers Conference

25 Shevat 5775 – February 13, 2015
There is a lot of creativity in the food blogging community and not only in the kitchen.

The Burial Of The ‘Bar Kochba Bones’

24 Shevat 5775 – February 12, 2015
Agudat Yisrael led a forceful protest in the Knesset deploring the fact that these defenders of Israel had never been given a proper Jewish burial.

Shalom From Kenya

21 Shevat 5775 – February 9, 2015
Jews integrated into life in Kenya to such an extent that in 1955, Israel Somen, who had worked extensively on the Lunatic Line (the colloquial name for the railway that was forged madly through forests and ravines, troops of tribesmen and lions) was elected the mayor of Nairobi.

The Reform Movement’s Rejection Of The Balfour Declaration

10 Shevat 5775 – January 29, 2015
Though the CCAR supported the Jewish right to emigrate to Eretz Yisrael, it strenuously objected to defining Palestine as the Jewish homeland.

Ports Of Call: The Jews Of Sicily And Naples

29 Tevet 5775 – January 19, 2015
Few traces remain of the glory days of Jewish life in the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, but the demise wasn’t due to the...

Fischer And Spassky: Two Infamous Jewish Anti-Semites

5 Tevet 5775 – December 26, 2014
An incredible child protégé and a world chess champion, Boris Spassky (1937- ), best known for his “Match of the Century” loss in Reykjavík to Fischer, will always be inexorably tied to the latter.

All Smiles

4 Tevet 5775 – December 25, 2014
Today's smiles are in the merit of my friend and I made a conscious effort to smile throughout the day.

From Lawrence To Har Nof, Rambam Sophomores Go Big For Terror Victims

21 Kislev 5775 – December 12, 2014
“We had been in our first-period class for less than three minutes, and the website was already in-motion,” Rabbi Young told The Jewish Press.

‘For Zion’s Sake I Will Not Hold My Peace, And For Jerusalem’s Sake I...

19 Kislev 5775 – December 10, 2014
The following statement is issued by the Presidium of the Rabbinical Alliance of America.

An Open Letter To An Older Single

17 Kislev 5775 – December 8, 2014
Get the word out. Tell everyone you know that this Joe is ready to march down the aisle!

Li-Lac Chocolates: “Once You Taste Fresh Chocolate You’ll Never Go Back…”

10 Kislev 5775 – December 1, 2014
Demetrious’ insistence on handmaking his chocolaty treasures with only the highest quality ingredients paid off in customer loyalty...

Victims Of Terror: A Family Caught In Terror

Keeping my hands on my head, I looked up to see four or five balls of fire exploding in the sky.

Helen Keller And The ‘Jewish’ Seeing-Eye Dog

6 Kislev 5775 – November 27, 2014
Not as well known, however, is Keller’s involvement with Jewish and Israeli communities.

Bonjour, Goodbye: Is French Jewry Headed Toward Its Final Expulsion? (Part II)

29 Heshvan 5775 – November 21, 2014
There were many French Jews who jumped at the chance to shed their ancient identity and assimilate.

The Birth Of A New Force In U.S. Jewish Communal Life

28 Heshvan 5775 – November 20, 2014
As Rabbi Shemtov stood on the stage and looked out at the attendees, he told them that “Rather than take photos with your cellphones, take a mental photo and keep this Shabbat in your mind and take it with you throughout your life.”

Rabbi Moshe Twersky, Z”TL: An Angel Of Hashem [hy’d]

27 Heshvan 5775 – November 19, 2014
It is difficult to write about such a holy person, for I fear I will not accurately portray his greatness...

Bonjour, Goodbye: Is French Jewry Headed Toward Its Final Expulsion?

25 Heshvan 5775 – November 17, 2014
It was a land of opportunity, a place where someone who wasn’t afraid of a little hard work, or the challenges of adapting to a different climate and culture, could prosper.

A Taste Of Israel At Ronald McDonald House’s Kosher Kitchen

18 Heshvan 5775 – November 11, 2014
It seems ironic to use the words “Ronald McDonald” and “kosher” in the same sentence, but venture out to New Hyde Park and the two go hand in hand.

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