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25,000 Pray in Hebron on ‘Shabbat Chayei Sarah’

27 Heshvan 5777 – November 27, 2016
Prayers by thousands of Jews at the Cave of the Patriarchs were peaceful, heartfelt and filled with hope.

Thousands Flocking to Hebron for Shabbat

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 25, 2016
The IDF says it is prepared to protect all the visitors to this ancient Jewish city.

Thousands to Celebrate Matriarch Sarah this Shabbat at Hebron World Heritage Site

24 Heshvan 5776 – November 5, 2015
Defying the threat of terror and the stormy weather, tens of thousands of Jews are planning to take part in the annual Shabbat Chayei Sarah festivities in Hebron.

20,000 Jews in Hebron for Chayei Sarah

26 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
At least 20,000 Jews from all across Israel, and some coming in from around the world, converged on the biblical city of Hebron this shabbat to honor the memory of the Matriarch Sarah, whose burial in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron - Maarat HaMachpela - was chronicled in this week's Torah portion.

The Fascinating Life of Our First Matriarch

25 Heshvan 5773 – November 9, 2012
From the moment she is introduced as Avraham’s young bride (Bereshit 11: 29,30,31) till her death in this week’s Torah portion appropriately titled Chayei Sarah -- The Life of Sarah , the fascinating image of our first matriarch is the subject of many intriguing Midrashic commentaries.

Parshat Chayei Sarah

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
In his book, Thirteen Days (1968), Robert Kennedy publicized the inner workings of the Kennedy White House during the terrible days of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He described how the President’s special advisory group, known as ExComm, debated the options available to defuse the crisis in light of the intelligence presented to them.

Archie Rand: Three Major Works

28 Heshvan 5772 – November 24, 2011
ense, along with the voluminous Oral Tradition in the Talmud, its commentaries and elaborations, make the Jewish artist the richest creative person imaginable.

Chayei Sarah with Sheikh Jabari

26 Heshvan 5772 – November 22, 2011
I don’t expect that all of us present agree on all issues. To the contrary, certainly we don’t. But the Sheikh represents an alternative to the Palestinian Authority

Chayei Sarah: The Blessing Hashem Wished To Impart

20 Heshvan 5772 – November 17, 2011
Hashem has many agents who do His bidding and bring about in the world the ends He desires. Sometimes the agent is rather unlikely, as when an evil person’s deeds bring about something beneficial. Rabbi Avigdor Miller, zt”l, explains that such was the case when Rivkah’s family bestowed upon her a blessing that in fact alluded to Israel’s ultimate elevation over the other nations, and Hashem’s ultimate kingship over all the world.

Journey Of An Academic Pariah

In the good old days, Forest Hills, New York - where I grew up between 1939 and 1951 - was a shtetl for assimilated American Jews. Like my parents, all our neighbors were American-born offspring of Eastern European immigrants. A generation removed from their identity conflicts, we children knew that Forest Hills, liberated from Judaism, was our promised land.

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