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The Month Of Elul

And yet G-d himself presents himself, so to speak, on a very simple level so that anyone can just go up to him and talk.

‘The Jew Of A Thousand Voices’

His multi-lingual immigrant community, a paradigm of the American melting pot (including Russian Jews), provided a virtual cornucopia of languages, dialects, accents, intonations, and vernaculars that supplied a rich and abundant source of material for the prospective voice actor.

Shvil Yisrael

At the Rammon crater, I looked down and saw all those different coloured layers. I tried to imagine myself living in the time of each layer.

A Dream Come True – 230 Olim Touch Down In Israel

Within the last decade, noted Rabbi Fass, the trend in aliyah has been toward younger, single olim, ages 18 to 30, who are not necessarily coming to Israel for ideological or religious reasons.

How To Love Hashem

Love is a contagious mitzvah: When others see someone whose life is motivated by the love of G‑d, they unfold their wings to fly along with him or her.

Rav Moshe Feinstein, Golda Meir, And Redeeming Skyjacked Hostages

Interestingly, among the unreleased hostages were Rav Yitzchak Hutner, the former Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbi Chaim Berlin in New York and author of Pachad Yitzchak, and members of his family, who were on their way from Israel back to America.

Hiding History In Hungary

Most of the Jews could have been saved if the government had really wanted to protect them.

With A Song In My Heart

Losing your voice? How do you do that?

Beilis: From Jewish Victim To Jewish Hero

Menahem Mendel Beilis (1874-1934) was a Russian Jew accused of ritual murder in the “Beilis Affair,” an infamous Russian anti-Semitic trial reminiscent of the...

500 Transplants and Counting: The Lifesaving Work of Renewal

Renewal never recruits potential donors, but when calls come in from those contemplating kidney donation, they answer questions and put callers in touch with previous givers.

Special People

I try to open up the eyes of the people around me to have more sensitivity and awareness regarding all people who were not blessed with optimal health.

Rabbi Mottel Rabinowitz z”l – A Mirrer Talmid

His ultimate goal was to ensure that every young man would benefit from our mesorah in order to ensure the continuity of Am Yisrael, the revival of Torah learning.

What Should Singles Do To Get Married? A Shadchan Symposium for Tu B’Av

Watch what you think. Negative produces negative, and positive does the same.

Madame Dreyfus And Madame Zola

Dreyfus was one of some 50,000 attendees at Zola’s funeral in the Montmartre Cemetery. He remained deeply grateful to Zola and apparently never forgot his benefactor.

Tu B’Av, Holiday Of Love

In earlier times, it was the custom already from Tu B'Av to use as one's greeting "Ketiva vachatima tova,” the same blessing that we use today during the month of Elul and on Rosh Hashana.

Freud’s Twisted View Of Jewish Origins

That Freud was Jewish is universally recognized. Not as well known is his strong and proud self-identification as a Jew. Freud was also very...

We Will One Day Rebuild The Holy Temple

Till this day, many Jewish homes continue to observe the tradition of maintaining a half-meter square patch of wall scraped clean of plaster as one enters the house. For how can we complete our houses when G-d's house lays in ruins?

Power And Politics (Part III): Early Modern Eastern Europe (1500-1800)

Through a series of expulsions, forced conversions and general violence, European Jewry looked eastward, particularly towards Poland and Lithuania for respite.

Unholy Wars: The Crusades And The Jews (Part II)

Why, though, was our remembrance not confined to the Kinot of Tisha B’Av, when we recall other tragedies? What was unique about the Crusades?

The Amazing Tale Of Morris ‘Two-Gun’ Cohen

One of the most colorful, albeit largely unknown, characters in contemporary Jewish history is Morris (Moishe) Abraham “Two-Gun” Cohen (1887-1970), a.k.a. “the uncrowned Jewish...

Who Am I?

We all try to go on the right path, we all try to set goals and go ahead and achieve them.

Righteous Lithuanians

The surviving five percent of Lithuanian Jewry owe their lives to the small number of heroic people who saved them.

Unholy Wars: The Crusades And The Jews (Part I)

Hoping to thwart the impending danger, French Jews provided soldiers with food and supplies

Reaching For The Sky

I am a firm believer that the three greatest forms of ammunition in our arsenal are truth, tefillah and emunah.

How Do We Know Froot Loops Is Kosher? What Does a ‘K’ Really...

“You have to ask a reliable kosher agency who stands behind the ‘K’ on the product,” said Rabbi Moshe Berger, operations manager at the Orthodox Rabbinical Board.

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