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My Big Fat Hong Kong B’nai Mitzvah

There is seemingly great pressure to orchestrate a production worthy of the Hong Kong skyline that will serve as a backdrop.

A Shabbos In Locust Grove

Between setting the table, serving the food, and eating the meal, I lose focus on the idea that Shabbos is a sign between us and Hashem.

We Will Return

Living in Eretz Yisrael I learn our land is so much more than the politics and terror described in the papers.

Yeshiva Derech HaTorah To Write Sefer Torah Dedicated To The Memory Of Dr. Jeffrey...

It’s fitting that Yeshiva Derech HaTorah’s Sefer Torah is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jeffrey Ben-Zvi, z”l, cherished member of the Derech HaTorah parent body and vibrant force in the Flatbush community.

How Do You Say Horseradish In Cantonese?

I am vegetarian, kosher and have read Charlotte's Web more than once.

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?

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