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The Community That Dwells In Remote Mountains: The History And Culture Of Gorsky Jews

Some Mountain Jews believe they are descendents of the Ten Lost Tribes and were exiled to Azerbaijan and Dagestan by Sancheriv.

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.

Living For The Boss

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.

Meet Putin’s High School German Teacher, Now Living In Tel Aviv

"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."

Victims Of Terror: The Terror Within Me

OneFamily’s support naturally extends to the families of terror victims.

Philly Historian Scores In Bid To Have NBA Pioneer Eddie Gottlieb Honored

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.

As Survivors Pass, Holocaust Memoir Genre Braces For Significant Transformation

“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.”

Identify On LinkedIn & Engage On Twitter

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.

Haredi Entrepreneurship Thrives In Beit Shemesh

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.

OJOTC: Helping Frum OT’s Network

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a chavrusa working with you, guiding and helping you in your work environment?

Mi-Shelo-Yada: Ohr Somayach Purim Memories

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.

Partnership Minyans Growing Despite Condemnations

The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.

Purim And The Poor In Israel

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.”

Meeting Alexander Imich, 111-Years Old

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

Navigating The Journey: Bein Odam L’Chaveiro

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?

Archive Comes To Life At New Holocaust Education Center

People often ask me why do we need another Holocaust center? The story of Isaac Avigdor is the answer.

A Magnificent Weekend With The Chabad Shluchos

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.

You Don’t Like It?

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

Victims of Terror: the Hero Who Can’t Admit It

Who are the heroes who rush into a hell like this and pull out the wounded and the dead?

The History Of The Chevra Kadisha

Today, there are about 40 chevrei kadisha in New York State alone, and hundreds throughout the country.

Chesed Shel Emet

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.

Light And Shadows: The Story Of Iranian Jews

Jews from this Persian city were not only cruelly attacked by mobs, but also forced to convert to Islam.

New York’s Mayors, Israel’s Defenders

New York City mayors have been outspoken defenders of Israel since its establishment – and of the Zionist cause even before that.

To Dream

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!

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