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Living In G-d’s Backyard

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.

Knot Your Typical Tichel

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.

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From WWII’s Jewish Brigade

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.

Swordfish: A Kashrus Tale Of Legends

If a fish has scales as a juvenile, but lacks them as an adult, is it kosher?

Shipped To Australia: A Forgotten World War II Saga

The 6th of September marks the 78th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Dunera – a British passenger ship – into Sydney, Australia...

Ramping Up For The Yomim Noraim

Everyone deserves to have food on the table and a festive meal to celebrate the holiest of days.

How My Grandfather Saved A Nazi’s Life

I slowly began to realize that my grandfather’s story did not follow the typical plot of a Holocaust survivor’s account.

When Is Shabbat Over?

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.

Tannersville: Summer Getaway For Gedolim

In the 1920s and ‘30s, illustrious European rabbis infused Tannersville with an aura of Torah and holiness.

A New CD By Chazan Benny Rogosnitzky Looks To Inspire Daveners and Baalei Tefillah...

“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.”

The First Jew To Serve On The Federal Bench

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.

Power and Politics (Part IV): The Italki Community

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.

Miraculous Survival Thanks to Chiune Sugihara

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...

For The First Time, Antarctica Within Reach Of Frum Travelers

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.

The German Reparations Question

This protest became the first time in Israeli history that demonstrators interrupted a Knesset session seeking to overturn a democratically made Knesset decision.

A Life Lesson

If one were to make a vow or promise to Hashem, it is something that must be fulfilled.

The Halachic Obligation To Report Abuse

Some Rishonim write that one may speak lashon hara to prevent potential damage or injury.

Chasing Chesed

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.

Fewer Than One In 10,000 Survived

I had no idea what I was getting myself into; I had joined a Holocaust family and jumped through the rabbit hole.

Former IDF Soldier, Father Of Two, Needs A Kidney

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,"

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.


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