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Netanyahu Reveals New Surprise: He’s Sephardic, Too

17 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
Prime Minister Netanyahu says a DNA test showed there are Sephardic roots in his family ancestry after historical research by his brother Ido, a writer.

Great Synagogue, Shulhof of Vilna Rediscovered 70 Years After Nazi Destruction

13 Av 5775 – July 29, 2015
Israeli, Lithuanian and American researchers have tracked down the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna.

Graveyard, New York

6 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
Thriving and prospering, materially and even spiritually in galut, with an abundance of Torah learning and observance, is nevertheless defined by the Torah, our Prophets and Sages, as death.

God is the Biggest Zionist of Them All

3 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
Yes, the Ribono Shel Olam, the Master of the World is a Zionist. So was Avraham Avinu, Moshe Rabeinu, Yehoshua, King David, Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the Macabbees, all the Prophets of Israel, including Ezra and Nechemia who led a seemingly motley crowd of sinners back to the Land of Israel from Babylon to rebuild the Holy Temple.

After The Amidah

12 Iyyar 5772 – May 3, 2012
Question: At the conclusion of the Amidah, should the chazzan say “Yiyu leratzon imrei fi… – May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable before you, G-d, my Rock and Redeemer”?

Sotheby’s Auctions Three “Long-Forgotten” Chagall Paintings

4 Kislev 5772 – November 30, 2011
It’s hard to imagine an authentic Chagall painting or drawing that isn’t important, particularly to people who care about Jewish art.

The Case for Secular Studies in Yeshivas

4 Kislev 5765 – November 17, 2004
"When I was in the illustrious city of Vilna in the presence of the Rav, the light, the great Gaon, my master and teacher, the light of the eyes of the exile, the renowned pious one (may Hashem protect and save him) Rav Eliyahu, in the month of Teves 5538 [January 1778], I heard from his holy mouth that according to what a person is lacking in knowledge of the "other wisdoms," correspondingly he will be lacking one hundred portions in the wisdom of the Torah, because the Torah and the 'other wisdoms' are inextricably linked together ..."

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