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Assorted Oddities

29 Tammuz 5776 – August 3, 2016
Did you know the United States issued a 39-cent stamp featuring the Kotel back in 2007?

The Nozyk Genizah Of Warsaw: Historic Torah Fragments Discovered In Poland

A few of them looked to be over five hundred years old due to some of the variant letter shapes and tagim (crowns) that are no longer used.

The Prayers Of A Lifetime

24 Tammuz 5776 – July 29, 2016
To the amazement of the bedraggled group of prisoners, Rav Yaakov proceeded to recite the entire parsha from memory.

In Memory of Albert (Anshel) Klass

17 Tammuz 5776 – July 22, 2016
His life was an example of Torah, middos and humility in action.

Longfellow And The Jewish Cemetery At Newport

16 Tammuz 5776 – July 21, 2016
Newport had been financially devastated during the Revolution, when the British occupied the town and seized ships and other resources.

Temech: Networking And Business Tactics In Jerusalem

10 Tammuz 5776 – July 15, 2016
The lectures are all of the highest caliber, with each lecturer a successful expert in his or her field. They give practical hands-on advice and tips to help others replicate their success.

March Of The Living

Another fact that participants need to deal with is that in so many cases little remains to bear witness to the horrors that took place.

Elie Wiesel: From ‘Night’ To Faith

9 Tammuz 5776 – July 14, 2016
In Ani Maamin, Wiesel navigates the extremes between shallow religious fervor and glib atheism.

Four For The Fourth (Part II)

6 Tammuz 5776 – July 11, 2016
Perhaps even more would have perished if not for the efforts of thousands of women who volunteered to help nurse the soldiers, including Clara Barton, who would later found the American Red Cross, and Louisa May Alcott, author of the Civil War-era classic Little Women.

A Rainbow of Fun And Unity

While there were those who chose to avoid the paint, I wasn’t one of them.

Darwin, Jewish Theology, And The Holocaust

2 Tammuz 5776 – July 7, 2016
While it is not the purpose of this article to present a dissertation on the Torah’s views on evolution, suffice it to say this is a very controversial topic and that strong arguments exist on both sides.

Four For The Fourth

28 Sivan 5776 – July 3, 2016
Even when the mob threatened to kill her children that were in the house, she refused to give them any information.

Living With Lists

26 Sivan 5776 – July 1, 2016
A list can contain not four, not fourteen, but even forty or more items all at one time (although, I’d suggest you try and limit yourself if you want to keep your sanity).

1,000 Letters Add Poignant Perspective On Holocaust

24 Sivan 5776 – June 29, 2016
Luz never married. “When she died,” Dwork said, “her nephew was going through her apartment, sorting out her effects, and he found a suitcase of these letters.

Lake George And Gore Mountain

22 Sivan 5776 – June 27, 2016
The Lake George area has a historical depth to it, is filled with natural beauty and has a whole host of fun for those with an adventurous streak.

Soon By You – Take Two

19 Sivan 5776 – June 24, 2016
The series follows six Modern Orthodox singles in New York City as they navigate the dating scene, dealing with set-ups, mess-ups, and, particularly in the first episode, mix-ups.

Maurice Sendak: A Jewish Vilde Chayah

18 Sivan 5776 – June 23, 2016
While honoring his deceased relatives through his work, Sendak simultaneously mocked those survivors with whom he grew up.

Dignified Slumber: The Restoration Of Jewish Cemeteries In Jamaica

15 Sivan 5776 – June 20, 2016
With their skills in finance and trade, and the network they naturally shared with European Jews, they played an important economic role in the sugar trade and the shipping industry.

The Catcher In The (Half-Jewish) Rye

10 Sivan 5776 – June 15, 2016
Salinger was raised as an Orthodox Jew, and his later turmoil regarding his Jewish identity is the key to understanding his life and work.

The King Of Jewish YouTube: Daniel Finkelman Is Pursuing His Chabad Shlichut Through Popular...

4 Sivan 5776 – June 10, 2016
In the specialized corner of filmmaking that creates Jewish music videos, Finkelman has earned a reputation as a visionary.

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