It’s heartwarming to see such a huge crowd, said Robin Feit of Long Island, N.Y., whose son, Marc, was marching with his school. It’s a real morale boost and pride to know there’s so much support for Israel.
An ordinary man who led an extraordinary life, Rabbi Wallerstein was never one who chased the limelight or enjoyed the trappings of fame.
Here in Israel, as the entire country prepares for Pesach, we are again in the midst a wave of terror that has left thirteen people murdered, among them eleven Israeli Jews.
Genizah is not overseen by any national rabbinic authority in the United States, and it is a tradition practiced not only in the Orthodox world but by other streams of Judaism as well.
If you are a doctor, once you start working you can’t just pull away from your rounds to go daven, even if you do it on your own without a minyan.
There is a person who has nobody else to look up to and he’s being broken, and G-d puts his heart in order, taking off everything superfluous from his heart and breaking his heart a little bit.
When the sirens begin — “and they are barely audible,” he noted — people head down into utility rooms under the ground floors of apartment buildings because there are no bomb shelters.
Slowly we started realizing that this is real war – that there are ground invasions, that there are bombings, and that it’s getting more tense and scarier – so my husband started working really hard on just helping people leave, Esther said.
When the threats [of invasion] came out, what was the first meeting the Israeli government had? How can we prepare for aliyah… How about what can we do to help the Jews of Ukraine?
The worst kind of vulnerability is if unauthorized people get into your building, David Pollock said. What we all need to do is to figure out a system where we can be both warm and welcoming, and keep everyone inside safe and secure.
The attacks on MBS by Western officials weaken his reformist camp – and empower the conservative camp and its supporters.
Washington’s IBSI is not a religious organization. Its signature program is called the PEACE Initiative (Plan for Education, Advocacy, and Community Engagement).
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Seuss’s wartime cartoons denounced American discrimination against Jews and called attention to the early stages of the Holocaust.
“Until there’s a final decision or a final count, we won’t welcome anyone to office,” Rabbi David Katz said.
The most significant portion of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising began on April 19, 1943, which was the third day of Chol HaMoed Pessach, and ended on May 16, 1943.
So too in our times we must invest our blood - our effort and our toil - in serving Hashem.
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.
Marcus held a reserve commission as a field artillery officer, but because of his prominent legal career, he was persuaded to transfer to the JAG corps, where he became Judge Advocate of his Army National Guard unit (1940).
Jews were not gassed or cremated in Transnistria. No; in Transnistria Jews perished from hunger, cold, and typhus.
Israel annually issues a set of “Moadim L’Simcha” stamps commemorating the Jewish New Year, which are always among my favorites, but it also periodically issues stamps commemorating the other Jewish holidays, including Purim.
Megillat Esther is the sole book of Tanach in which God’s name is not mentioned. This too can only be understood as an irony which confirms His pervasive, but hidden, presence.
Finding ourselves with a large merged family as a result of our marriage, we had little chance to contemplate a honeymoon of any kind.
Levy’s historic seafaring career began rather inauspiciously when, at age 10, he ran away from his Philadelphia home to join the trading ship New Jerusalem as a cabin boy, returning to his family for his bar mitzvah at Mikveh Israel, where he read the Torah.
The more I read, the more confused I became. The sefer followed the same order of the Shulchan Aruch, chapter by chapter, but unlike the Shulchan Aruch’s matter-of-fact approach, this sefer included the reason behind each halacha.
The fifteenth day of the month of Shevat was designated for calculating the age of trees both for harvesting and tithing purposes, and this “Jewish Arbor Day” was celebrated at least as far back as Talmudic times.
About a thousand years ago, a large group of Yemenite Jews decided to leave the diaspora. One cannot imagine the hardships these pioneers encountered.
“How? How do you go on? You have to,” she says with a simplicity that hides more than it reveals.
In denying a request from an AgriProcessors employee that she recuse herself from his criminal case, Judge Reade did not disclose to him or to Rubashkin’s trial lawyers that she had participated in the planning of the raid.
Just as had happened when I was working on my grandmother’s book, here, too, previously unknown family members and those with whom my mother-in-law had lost touch suddenly emerged.