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New Orleans Hebrews Swept in Ol’ Mardi Gras Shabbat Excitement

25 Shevat 5777 – February 21, 2017
We have no idea how one can maintain the two warring notions of 'Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans' and 'avoiding immodesty' in the same sentence

America’s Oldest Synagogues Face Off in Court

15 Sivan 5775 – June 1, 2015
At stake are a pair of silver Torah ornaments worth over $7 million.

Coming Home To Touro: Our Colonial Legacy

8 Av 5769 – July 29, 2009
It's a story that's familiar to every student of American history. In 1620, the Pilgrims fled England aboard the Mayflower and founded the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, where they could freely practice their religion. A little known, but equally significant, historical event took place just a few years later in 1658, when another group seeking a haven from religious persecution sailed into Newport Harbor in Rhode Island and founded Congregation Jeshuat Israel.

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