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...
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.
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.
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.
Watch what you think. Negative produces negative, and positive does the same.
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.
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.
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...
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?
Through a series of expulsions, forced conversions and general violence, European Jewry looked eastward, particularly towards Poland and Lithuania for respite.
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?
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...
We all try to go on the right path, we all try to set goals and go ahead and achieve them.
The surviving five percent of Lithuanian Jewry owe their lives to the small number of heroic people who saved them.
Hoping to thwart the impending danger, French Jews provided soldiers with food and supplies
I am a firm believer that the three greatest forms of ammunition in our arsenal are truth, tefillah and emunah.
“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.
As Jews, we try to connect all of our daily events to the guiding hands of The Almighty. And yet, how often do we look at G-d’s connection to the world and His intervention in the public realm?
Einstein once declared that while Beethoven “created” his music, Mozart's “was so pure that it seemed to have been ever-present in the universe, waiting to be discovered by the master.”
The older we get, the wiser we get, and the more mistakes we have made over time, the more experience we have gained.
Sousa’s respect and affection for Liebling may explain why, for his time, the fiercely patriotic bandleader had a rather enlightened view of Jewish immigrants to the United States.
They could view articles of Eastern craftsmanship, including Hebron glassware, Jerusalem pottery, Nazareth lace, Palestinian olive wood, and other locally manufactured products, including soap from the renowned Shemen company.
All the suffering that has been our lot since the day the Temple was destroyed is a result of our exiled state. This is why we mourn the destruction of the Temples.
There are two types of chalav Yisrael farms. One is dedicated full-time to chalav Yisrael service. The second type of farm provides chalav Yisrael milk on a per-need basis.
Today, both synagogues serve the entire Upper West Side community, as do so many of the other amazing other synagogues of this incredibly vibrant and competitive neighborhood.