As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Rashi’s Daughters was written in celebration of the 900th anniversary of the yahrzeit of the great talmid chacham, who was known in his time to have taught Talmud to members of his family – his daughters!
In Rashi’s day, there was the real danger of a young woman becoming unmarriageable, because the bride was supposed to be unsophisticated and a homemaker, with a life divided between the kitchen and the nursery.
This first book of a projected three-volume family saga, is focused on Yocheved, the first-born daughter. Anton not only recreates a medieval French community but is faithful to many little-known details of Jewish ritual, including marital relations, childbirth, life-cycle events and holidays. In Rashi’s time, a daughter was “chattel” and had only a choice of refusal to a marriage, but Yocheved was strong-willed and intellectual. So, she and was allowed to choose decidedly unfeminine studies, as well as marriage to a young man who wanted his intellectual match, not merely a betrothed servant to bear his young.
Suffering from “empty-nest syndrome” after her children married and recovering from a long period of caring for a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Anton spent years on her own Talmud study that has enabled her to craft a beautiful story that captures the essence of the times and lives of her protagonists. For us – hours of enjoyable reading.
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One should not give the money before Purim morning or after sunset.
The mishloach manos of times gone by were sometimes simple and sometimes elaborate, but the main focus was on the preparation of the delicious food they contained.
Jews, wake up! Stop educating the world and start educating yourselves.
The lessons conform to the sensitivities and needs of the Orthodox community…
The program took on special significance as it marked not only the first anniversary of Rebbetzin Kudan’s levayah but also the 27th yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, a”h.
It captures the love of the Jewish soul as only Shlomo Hamelech could portray it – and as only Rabbi Miller could explain it.
Erudite and academic, drawing from ancient and modern sources, the book can be discussed at the Shabbos table as well as in kollel.
I’m here to sit next to you and help you through this Purim with three almost-too-easy mishloach manot ideas, all made with cost-conscious paper bags.
Kids want to be like their friends, and they want to give and get “normal” mishloach manos stocked with store-bought treats.
Whenever he did anything loving for me, I made a big deal about it.
“OMG, it’s so cute, you’re so cute, everything is so cute.”
It’s almost pointless to try to summarize all of the fascinating information that Holzer’s research unearthed.
Goldsmith himself went on his own “voyage of discovery” to the places where his grandfather and uncle landed and were sent.
Green was an American volunteer in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, but something happened In Israel that has haunted him ever since.
Witnessed by Theodore Herzl, who was a journalist for a Viennese newspaper covering the trial, the cause célèbre became the spark that eventually caused the rise of the State of Israel in modern times.
These eleven nursing home residents and their accompanying staff from the Connecticut nursing home could represent any of us or our own loved ones…
There are three kinds of travelers: there are tourists, there are businesspeople, and then there are historians like Ben G. Frank.
The last kind doesn’t simply go from here to there. They try to relive history and find the real meaning behind what they experience.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/title-rashis-daughters-book-one-yocheved/2006/01/11/
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