As always, though, the heart and soul of the parade were the marching bands, singing groups, and hundreds of day schools and organizations representing virtually all segments of the Jewish community.
Enthusiastic volunteer Arlene Chertof of Efrat says, "The guys are sweethearts. I love volunteering here. Even a soldier without a kippah will ask, ‘Is this pareve or dairy?’”
These many heroes and heroines gave Israel their hears.
Perhaps the biggest draw for the seminar’s attendees is having the opportunity to meet with Orthodox book publishers and representatives from the English-language magazines.
Like a radiant bride waiting for the arrival of her groom, she is surrounded by shusvinim in the form of vibrant new neighborhoods.
While a few Shutz-passes (letters of protection issued by Wallenberg to Hungarian Jews) signed by him do exist (though they are rarities), other autographed documents are virtually non-existent.
Often my students would question how human beings could be so cruel as to starve men, women, and children to death
Katowice was the birthplace of both Chovevei Tzion and Agudat Yisrael. Before the Shoah the city had a Jewish population of more than nine thousand.
“Each soldier gives more support to the State.”
What motivated these early "pioneers"? And what became of them and their efforts?
It is the hallmark of the Jewish people to take tragedy and turn it into cause for celebration.
Students wearing blue shirts participate in a weekly project called “Students & Baskets.” They come to open air markets on Thursdays and help the elderly carry their bags home.
Friedman believed that while monopolies and oligarchies are injurious to everybody, these systems are particularly ruinous for Jews and for Israel.
The song only became popular with Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews much later, and it was eventually translated into Ladino, Arabic and other languages. But what is it doing in our haggadah?
During the nineteen years of Israeli statehood preceding the Six-Day War, popular songs were rarely written about yearning for Jerusalem until “Yerushalayim shel Zahav” broke the mold in 1967, when Shemer was asked to compose a song for the Israel Song Festival.
Enchanted by his immigrant mother-in-law’s rituals, stories, and incredible blintzes, Guthrie learned everything he could about the Jewish people...
Assume that at least one in three hospital patients will have some kind of diet restriction and educate yourself as to how best to support and promote their health.
It was a beautiful winter's day, but eerily quiet.
The year 1648 was supposed to have been a momentous one for the people of Israel.
We must show them that being a true Jew is being true to one's people as well as to oneself.