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The Basics Of Matanos La’evyonim And Mishloach Manos

One should not give the money before Purim morning or after sunset.

Mishloach Manos – ‘In Those Days, In This Time…’

The mishloach manos of times gone by were sometimes simple and sometimes elaborate, but the main focus was on the preparation of the delicious food they contained.

Purim All Year Long

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

There is a lot of creativity in the food blogging community and not only in the kitchen.

The Burial Of The ‘Bar Kochba Bones’

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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...

The following statement is issued by the Presidium of the Rabbinical Alliance of America.

An Open Letter To An Older Single

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…”

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

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)

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

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]

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?

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

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.

Lauder Honored For Regeneration Of Jewish Life In Poland

In 1989 he hosted a dinner for 157 young Jews with the late Rabbi Chaskel Besser and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation in Poland was born.

George Bush, James Baker, And The Jews

Undoubtedly the greatest manifestation of his antipathy was his infamous declaration: “[Expletive] the Jews. They don’t vote for us anyway.”

Decision Time: Demystifying The School Selection Process

“You don’t just choose a school, you choose a community,” said Erik Kessler, director of admissions, communications and human resources at The Moriah School.

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