When Yom Tov begins on Wednesday night (in Galus), the eruv tavshilin ceremony is performed on Wednesday and when Yom Tov begins on Thursday night it is performed on Thursday, in each case by the head of the household.
Dr. Seuss And The Jews
Seuss’s wartime cartoons denounced American discrimination against Jews and called attention to the early stages of the Holocaust.
Trump Retweets ‘Jews For Trump’
Aron Spielman, the founder of “Jews For Trump,” said the account’s follower count spiked by more than 50 percent as a result of the video.
YouTube Censors Pro-Israel Video By Egalitarian Rabbi
After a backlash by friends of Golub, as well as friends of Israel and free speech more generally, YouTube reinstated the video.
A Perspective on Elections: Why Character Is Overrated
Politicians’ moral and ethical profiles, however, deserve far less attention than they receive.
Remembering And Rebuilding
Rav Soloveitchik, z”l, taught that we are not just remembering what transpired on this day but that, mystically, the burning and destruction of the Temple reoccurs yearly, we are to envision the flames in front of our own eyes in every generation.
Who Elected These People, Anyway?
Of the 35 most prominent leaders of American Jewish groups. Twelve of them have been in power for more than 30 years – since the days of the Carter or Reagan administrations. Twenty-four of them have held their positions for more than 20 years.
Independence And Dependence
Rebbetzin Jungreis, (a”h) lives on her eternal message. This week discussing our dependence on HaShem.
Judaism is “gratitude with attitude.” And this, according to recent scientific research, really is a life-enhancing idea and the source of the command to give thanks is to be found in this week’s parsha
The Vishnitzer Rebbe, Rabbi Mordechai Hager, Zt”l
Rabbi Hager was the leader of thousands of chassidim and, at the time of his death, is believed to have been the oldest chassidic rebbe in the world.
A Great Awakening?
In fact, we have not heard of any criticism of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic remarks from any Women’s March leader.
Do Lipstick And Toothpaste Need To Be Kasher L’Pesach?
So strictly speaking, you don’t need to buy toothpaste or lipstick that has a kasher l’Pesach hechser, but if you can get one with it, why not?
We would start our morning roll call in Hannah Szenes Hall, hold afternoon activities in Haviva Reik House, and finish off the day with an evening campfire outside Enzo Sereni Cabin.
Academic And Social Skills Insights #5
I have started wondering – which fears are normal and which are not? Is there a way to alleviate irrational fears?
The Rich Who Appear As Poor
The agent, watching his behavior, thought to himself, “Could this man, who appears so poor, have so much oil to sell? Surely the people in town were making fun of me.”
The Oscar Goes To…
With all due respect to Dorothy Parker, "Girls who wear glasses, SHOULD get passes"
Deserving Of The Future World
Rav Chaim gave him wine to drink and sat him near the fire to thaw out. He then gave him a meal and prepared a bed for him to sleep in.
Cooking Pesach When You Don’t Want To
My husband enjoys cooking when he is home and my kids have been cooking and baking since the age of four.
Spring’s Hottest Trends
Pesach is also rapidly approaching and you might want to add some fresh pieces to your closet.
‘Not The Horse I Wanted’
In the most nightmarish days, my mother would tell us stories of Yerushalayim. “One day,” she kept telling us, “we will all be in Yerushalayim. There the trees grow candies. The sun always shines and Dovid HaMelech’s harp whispers in the wind.”
The Rubashkin Saga – XI
Rubashkin was treated like no other defendant ever arrested on illegal immigration violations. The federal prosecutors sent marshals to handcuff and shackle him as they led him past a phalanx of waiting photographers and TV crews
Sweeten To Taste
In life, we have all sorts of rationalizations for our behaviors – they will make our life, our experience, our homes better, more inviting, larger… but they do not. The “sweetness” is a lure that diminishes our life.
Gain An Embassy, Lose A Capital
Zionism does not want the Old City of Jerusalem. Trump understands that and now we are beginning to hear hints of his Peace Plan. What does his plan include? The internationalization of Jerusalem--We get the embassy and we lose Jerusalem, G-d forbid. That is the danger.
Mi K’Amcha Yisrael
It was so crowded and confusing that one father, who was there accompanying his eighteen-year-old daughter, was assigned the responsibility of determining everyone’s place on the queue and then seating them in that order.