Life in this special land can be difficult. Sometimes what makes it so hard is not so much the physical work but the mental and spiritual work.
She found knotting a head scarf in a novel way or weaving multiple scarves together to be a creative outlet, one that she enjoyed and had strangers stopping her and asking her to share her techniques.
Broadly heralded as the contemporary embodiment of the Maccabees, some 30,000 Jewish volunteers from Eretz Yisrael served with the British Army during World War II, and more than 700 were killed in active duty.
If a fish has scales as a juvenile, but lacks them as an adult, is it kosher?
The 6th of September marks the 78th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Dunera – a British passenger ship – into Sydney, Australia...
Everyone deserves to have food on the table and a festive meal to celebrate the holiest of days.
I slowly began to realize that my grandfather’s story did not follow the typical plot of a Holocaust survivor’s account.
Except in extremely northern locales, the sky is dark and filled with stars well before the time that people claim is tzeit ha’kochavim according to Rabbenu Tam.
In the 1920s and ‘30s, illustrious European rabbis infused Tannersville with an aura of Torah and holiness.
“When you realize that you are the one carrying them and taking their tefillos to the Ribono Shel Olam, that shift puts everything into perspective.”
However, the main target in Lauder’s piece was “the Orthodox,” who he paints with one brush, as if there are not huge differences within Israel’s vibrant modern Orthodox, nationalist religious Zionist and charedi communities.
Even before the Renaissance, the meager scattering of sources that reveal the Italki experience suggest that Jewish influence was alive and well on the peninsula.
Yom HaShoah is a most poignant day in Israel. This year, there was an unusual gathering, marking the day in a novel fashion. Holocaust survivors together...
Because only 100 passengers from any one ship are allowed on shore at any one time, visitors to the Frozen Continent will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities during its mildest time of year when temperatures average approximately 34 degrees.
This protest became the first time in Israeli history that demonstrators interrupted a Knesset session seeking to overturn a democratically made Knesset decision.
If one were to make a vow or promise to Hashem, it is something that must be fulfilled.
Some Rishonim write that one may speak lashon hara to prevent potential damage or injury.
One mitzvah led to another mitzvah as I volunteered at Friendly Visiting For Holocaust Survivors, a program of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into; I had joined a Holocaust family and jumped through the rabbit hole.
I desperately want [my wife] and I to grow old together, to be with my family and friends, and to watch my grandchildren grow up,"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.