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Reading Emma Lazarus In Hong Kong

19 Nisan 5773 – March 29, 2013
It started as my daughter’s third grade assignment: choose a person to write about, preferably an American, preferably a Jew. We were going to do just that. I intended to help my daughter choose the topic and then to back away yet, Emma Lazarus ended up drawing me in.

The Jews Of Iran & Afghanistan

15 Nisan 5773 – March 25, 2013
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).

A Special Winery’s Special People

9 Nisan 5773 – March 20, 2013
JERUSALEM – Since he was a kid growing up in the town of Kiryat Tivan, Roy Itzhaki would regularly see them in the street, on their way to work, in coffee houses, as free as anyone else in the village to live their lives.

Chol HaMoed Walking Tour

5 Nisan 5773 – March 15, 2013
We will start our tour at Agripas No. 12, exactly where the first round stone pot-plant of pansies stands, on the same side of Binyan Klal, but walking towards King George Street and opposite the traffic circle. Entering HaRav Chaim Elboher Alley, we find ourselves in Even Yisrael.

Akko: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

27 Adar 5773 – March 8, 2013
Always seeking to increase our knowledge of Israel's tourist sites, from time to time, us tour guides take refresher tours.

The Fascinating Hula Valley

15 Adar 5773 – February 25, 2013
The crane is the king of the Hula Valley with welcoming squawks and shrieks of sheer delight from the thousands on the ground and the many hundreds in the skies above. They are surely calling out “Shalom aleichem, my friends, alechem shalom, so glad you arrived,” for it is known that cranes inform each other of favorable domiciles.

Prayer and a Smile

12 Adar 5773 – February 21, 2013
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the home of Little League Baseball, is also the home of the Ohev Shalom Congregation and Rabbi Shaul and Michal Rappeport.

Before The Deluge: The Jews Of Iran & Afghanistan

11 Adar 5773 – February 20, 2013
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).

One Blessing Leads To Many More: G-d’s Hand Can Even Be Found In Batches...

In 2001, David Ehrlich, an Israeli promotional filmmaker originally from New York, was down on his luck. He and his wife, Gail, a pre-school teacher, had recently moved their family from Jerusalem to Efrat, but the Second Intifada and a dip in the finances of non-profits had thrown a wrench into his business.

‘Accidental’ Mitzvahs

5 Adar 5773 – February 14, 2013
Two weeks ago I found myself at the International Conference of Chabad Shluchos in Crown Heights running a program together with my friend Rivka Kotlarsky for 120 Guests of Shluchos – many of them not yet especially observant.

After Long Feud, Shul Evicted From 16th St.

22 Shevat 5773 – February 1, 2013
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.

Rivka Shech – Formerly Of Moshav Gadid; Now Of Be’er Ganim

The family: My name is Rivka (Teitlebaum) Shech. I have 3 grown children and I’m divorced. Background: My parents, my sister and I came to Israel from Hungary in 1950. We entered at Haifa Port and were taken to the Bat Galim immigrant transit camp. I was 1½ years old at the time and my sister was 4.
Benny Friedman

Watch: Behind the Scenes and Underwater – a Jewish Video Hit

16 Shevat 5773 – January 27, 2013
It’s not every day that a chassidic singer, a guitarist and a drummer find themselves submerged in six feet of water.

Do You Need A Will?

14 Shevat 5773 – January 25, 2013
A will is a legal document that provides specific instructions as to how a person's assets should be distributed upon his or her death. This article will touch on a few reasons why it is important for everyone, young or old, wealthy or not, to write a will.

Rabbi Shlomo Brevda, Influential Torah Scholar, Passes Away

6 Shevat 5773 – January 16, 2013
Inspirational Torah leader Rabbi Shlomo Brevda, zt”l, passed away last Tuesday at the age of 81. Rabbi Brevda authored numerous books and traveled to many parts of the world delivering mussar and words of encouragement to people of all ages. He was well known for his research of the Vilna Gaon, publishing many of his writings.

To My Father On His 13th Yahrzeit

So much has happened in the past few months and now the month of Shevat is suddenly upon us. And in a few days (Shevat 10) it will be your 13th yahrzeit.

Orphans No More

1 Shevat 5773 – January 11, 2013
Having said several kapitlach of Tehillim, I decided it was time to check out my surroundings. Here I was sitting in a posh heimishe dental office in Williamsburg, serenaded by soft music, and surrounded by proper reading material. Thanking Hashem one more time that it was my friend in the dental chair and not myself (such a loyal friend that I am), I decided to indulge in some reading. The first periodical that I picked up had an article that caught my eye and heart. It was entitled Orphans No More. I could not put it down!

Will It Be A Missionary Center Or A Kiruv Center?

29 Tevet 5773 – January 10, 2013
Chosen People Ministries, a Hebrew Christian missionary group, has spent $2.1 million to acquire a building and nearly $1 million more on renovations to construct an 11,000 square-foot missionary center in the heart of Flatbush. It will house a “synagogue,” sefer Torah, classrooms, and a dining hall – all with the intention of attracting the general Orthodox community and particularly unaffiliated local Jews and adults at risk from frum homes who have abandoned Yiddishkeit or are on the fringe.

Aaron Klein Radio #1 In New York

28 Tevet 5773 – January 9, 2013
"Aaron Klein Investigative Radio," hosted by Jewish Press columnist Aaron Klein and broadcast on New York's WABC, achieved a milestone in the latest rankings, becoming number 1 on the AM dial in New York City.

The Virag Family Formerly Of Rafiah Yam; Now Of Nitzan

15 Tevet 5773 – December 27, 2012
The family: Yossi (38), Yamit (33) and daughters Tohar (4.5), Romi (2) and a new baby girl. Background: Yamit is the daughter of Ezra and Malka Mordechai, the first couple in Gush Katif. Ezra arrived in Gush Katif as a bachelor in 1974 and was one of three community founders. Yamit was raised in Netzer Hazani, the first established Gush Katif community.

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