Unsuccessful Rescue

The bags had floated off in opposite directions and were already filling with water. Yehuda paddled away to pick up his bag.

Rising From The Depths

She becomes a typical American girl and suppresses all her Holocaust memories, never discussing them even with close friends.

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From Sandy Koufax

His act of conscience was broadly seen as a moment of pride, sacrifice, and religious commitment, though Koufax himself was far from observant.

To Be A Twin

Who are these twins and what are we supposed to learn from them? If we can answer this question, we will know our job for this time of the year.

Anyone For Pizza?

As early morning phone calls go this was probably one of the least welcome ones to hear five days before our daughter’s wedding.

A Titanic Jewish Love Story

At a time when many Jews changed their names and joined churches to deflect anti-Semitism and to facilitate assimilation into American society, Isidor did not deny his heritage; indeed, he embraced it.

Confronting The Jewish Community’s Opioid Crisis

Approximately 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain ultimately misuse them and about 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.

Systems Of Human Perfection

Hashem imprinted into the essence of each animal all the instincts necessary for its survival as well as for the continuation of its species.

The Mayor And The Puerto Rican Day Parade

We recalled the raw edge of racial politics engaged in by Presidents Clinton and Obama on the issue of his release from federal prison.

The Perfect Formula

Other nations were created through conquest and an amalgamation of peoples. We, the Jewish people, were born in the cradle of family, Abraham and Sarah, created our very first home. Thia is why the epidemic of splintered families is an epic tragedy.

Q & A: Standing During Chazarat Hashatz (Part IV)

Question: Is one obligated to stand while the shliach tzibbur repeats the Shemoneh Esreh? I have observed that some people stand during the whole repetition of the Amida while others sit most of the time. Menachem

The Duality Of Being Jewish

To say that this respect for all people is vitally lacking amongst many of our Jewish brothers and sisters is an understatement.

Learning From The Past: Some Current Implications Of An Earlier Indifference To Israel’s Basic...

At a moment when Israel is under new daily assaults from the international community, especially from the Palestinian Authority and its oddly eager mentors at the United Nations, it is worth noting that there is a discernible and continuous pattern here of legal double-standards.

Q & A: Do Women Count The Omer?

Question: Are women supposed to count Sefirat HaOmer? S. Feldman

The Mysterious Cellphone Contact

Getting ready for Pesach is actually an amazing opportunity to have a really positive experience getting ready for an awesome chag!

Data Plan: Who Decides – You Or Your iPhone?

His point is that people cannot merely float, and to swim is to be actively engaged, to willfully employ skill to counter the physics of the water, of their environment.

President Trump And The Jerusalem Decision

In retrospect, the president’s move – which broke with half a century of American policy, defied perennial Arab demands, and risked a violent backlash – seems altogether logical and timely.

Liberals Still Slow To Recognize Anti-Semitism On The Left

To Jew-haters, any inconsistency is permissible. What makes this hard for many Jews to understand is that it doesn’t conform to their worldview, in which enemies are on the right and allies are on the left.

Q & A: Tanach’s ‘Hidden Women’

Question: At work, people sometimes argue that the Torah doesn’t regard women highly, only mentioning them in passing, almost begrudgingly at times. They cite, for example, the Torah’s treatment of Serach bat Asher and Yocheved bat Levi. I would appreciate very much if you could provide me with “ammunition” to refute them. Mrs. C. Grosz

Blood Of Love, Blood Of Hate

Her husband was one of the first Zaka first aid volunteers to arrive at the scene of the shootings.

The Freeing Of Sholom Rubashkin

Mr. Rubashkin has now served more than 8 years of that sentence, which many have called excessive in light of its disparity with sentences imposed for similar crimes....

A Feud For The Ages: A History Of The Jews And The Church (Part...

It’s difficult to sort out the historical person from the figure who was later deified in the Christian bible.

Rescuing My Family From Yemen

As a Jew in Yemen, you live in your own little bubble and don't associate with the world around you.

Blaming ‘Outsiders’ For Our Problems Only Makes Things Worse

Available data indicates more individuals than ever are opting out of religious observance. It’s not that they don’t want to belong – they want to belong to something that has more meaning for them

Hubby Is Hungry

Staying away from carbs for dietary or medical reasons does not mean you must go hungry.

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