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Standing Idly By

9 Kislev 5772 – December 4, 2011
Presumably, almost all the readers of this publication are Orthodox Jews – those that pride themselves on serving G-d through fulfilling His commandments. Keeping in mind the rabbinical edict, "A mitzvah that comes your way—don't miss it!" (Rashi, Bavli Megillah 6b), it would behoove the readers to know that an oft-missed mitzvah has come their way.

Recognizing Shame On International Agunah Day

3 Adar II 5771 – March 9, 2011
It began in the United States with the Yiddish newspaper the Forward in the first half of the 20th century. The galeriye fun farshvundene mener (gallery of vanished husbands) appeared regularly, listing names and photos of men who had disappeared leaving their wives as agunot, chained to a Jewish marriage. The Jewish Press followed in the latter decades of the century, launching its own weekly seiruv list.

‘My Father’s Soul Was Burning To Help Klal Yisrael’: Amos Bunim Discusses the Legacy...

1 Tevet 5771 – December 8, 2010
Irving Bunim (1901-1980) is probably best known among Orthodox Jews for his best-selling, three-volume Ethics From Sinaicommentary on Pirkei Avos.

Israel’s Founding Revisited

5 Iyyar 5769 – April 29, 2009
If asked, "Who created the modern state of Israel?" most Jews would offer such names and institutions as David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann, the Jewish Agency, and the United Nations. A newly translated memoir, however, completely upends this popular perception.

Madoff Scheme Delivers Major Blow To FSU Jews

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
MOSCOW - The Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard Madoff is the latest in a string of financial blows to Jewish aid programs in the former Soviet Union, wiping out a major foundation that was the primary funder of Jewish higher education in Russia.

Jewish Agency In Poland

7 Iyyar 5767 – April 25, 2007
One of the most frequently asked questions about Jewish life in Poland is, "Are there still Jews there?"

Anti-Orthodox Bias At The World Zionist Congress?

6 Tevet 5762 – December 21, 2001
Last week in these pages, we noted the significance of the upcoming World Zionist Congress elections. As we said, the Congress determines the policies and budgetary allocations of the Jewish Agency in Israel which is the central agency administering the distribution of the bulk of the hundreds of millions of dollars raised by the UJA-Federation system worldwide. However, the erosion of Orthodox representation in the Congress over the years has resulted in a substantial diminution of support for Orthodox institutions and a definite non-Orthodox tilt in positions on issues that are fundamental to the character of the Jewish people.

Critical World Zionist Congress Elections

29 Kislev 5762 – December 14, 2001
The June 2002 election for the 34th World Zionist Congress looms as one of the more important items on Orthodoxy's communal agenda. The World Zionist Congress determines the policies and budgetary allocations of the Jewish Agency in Israel, the central agency which administers the bulk of the funds raised by the UJA-federation system worldwide.

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