Some Mountain Jews believe they are descendents of the Ten Lost Tribes and were exiled to Azerbaijan and Dagestan by Sancheriv.
Gush Katif families reflect on their journey to a permanent home
Collecting Jewish antiques entails a bit of dedication as well, as there are many different categories of art that we have to deal with.
I wonder out loud how Ruchoma would have handled her father's putting down the law so strongly had she been a young girl growing up 100 years later.
"He was like everyone else," she said. "He was serious. He wouldn't mess around. He would do what I said. He was quiet a lot and thought a lot. He did everything well."
OneFamily’s support naturally extends to the families of terror victims.
Gottlieb, who immigrated as a boy from Kiev, Ukraine, was a founder, player and coach of one of the most important teams in basketball history: the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association club known by its acronym, the Sphas.
“Most grew up with the Holocaust as a silent, dark mystery,” said Dr. Jerry Jennings, a clinical psychologist who has published three Holocaust memoirs on behalf of survivors. “They were denied the truth of what deeply shaped their parents’ and their own upbringing and they have strong emotions about touching a subject that was explicitly or implicitly forbidden by the parent.”
Just a few months ago, I was having a difficult time getting a refund for a missing product processed via the customer service call center at a major retailer. After spending hours on hold and having my request denied, I sent a Tweet to the company’s Twitter account.
While critics lament the lack of haredi integration into both the military and the Israeli workforce, Beit Shemesh, located 20 miles west of Jerusalem with a population of 100,000, is home to innovators like Rabbi Joel Padowitz, whose ventures have a direct relationship with the haredi community.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a chavrusa working with you, guiding and helping you in your work environment?
What made an M.I.T. scholarship student, taking time off from his doctorate in medicine, to backpack, and then decide to backtrack, chuck it all… and get a haircut? Perhaps it is easier to understand a Harvard law student becoming enamored with the logic of Gemara and settling down to struggle with the intellectual challenges of Aramaic acrobatics.
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.
According to Maimonides, the great medieval Jewish scholar, “Gifts for the poor [matanot l’evyonim] deserve more attention than the seudah and mishloach manot because there is no greater, richer happiness than bringing joy to the hearts of needy people, orphans, widows and proselytes.”
Imich was born in 1903 in Poland, where he later earned his Ph.D. in 1927, despite the best efforts of anti-Semitic professors to sabotage his thesis
Have you seen drivers mindlessly block traffic to load or unload passengers and cargo while a huge parking space is only a few feet away?
People often ask me why do we need another Holocaust center? The story of Isaac Avigdor is the answer.
Almost every year I am invited to attend the grand banquet of the International Shluchos Convention, the climax of a four-day weekend that attracts some 2,500 Chabad shluchos from all over the world – from Argentina to Australia, from Thailand to Kazakhstan, and from every state in the U.S. It takes place the weekend of Chaf Bet Shevat, the yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l.
Dear Mordechai, Someone gave me a gift that I don’t like. But I don’t want to hurt his feelings. What should I do? You Shouldn’t Have
Who are the heroes who rush into a hell like this and pull out the wounded and the dead?
Today, there are about 40 chevrei kadisha in New York State alone, and hundreds throughout the country.
The greatest concern is for the sensitive care, modesty and dignity of the deceased throughout the process. There is even a point during the tahara when crew members verbally, or internally, apologize to the deceased in case there was any inadvertent lapse of dignity.
Jews from this Persian city were not only cruelly attacked by mobs, but also forced to convert to Islam.
New York City mayors have been outspoken defenders of Israel since its establishment – and of the Zionist cause even before that.
It was a few weeks before Purim and I had just come home from a fabulous day in Ateres Naava seminary. I was inspired. I felt empowered and I wanted to act. I wanted to change the world!