Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis made history as the first-ever Israeli woman appointed to be the sole rabbinic leader of an Orthodox synagogue, the Shirat Hatamar congregation in Efrat.
Professor Stephen Jay Gould of Harvard University has written, “We are an improbable and fragile entity…the result of a staggeringly improbable series of events.… It fills us with amazement that human beings exist at all.”
The death in Jerusalem of the 86-year-old leader has robbed the Jewish world of one of its towering figures at a time when it is particularly ill-equipped for such a loss.
There was a picture of Herzl on his wall along with pictures of his father and the Vilna Gaon and Baal HaTanya.
There are more people in downtown Buffalo at night than there are in Times Square.
In an exclusive interview, Jonathan Pollard describes coming home to Israel after decades in prison in the United States.
The Sefer Chassidim says that a person is supposed to conduct himself with a non-Jew the same way he conducts himself with a Jew.
“These deals are complex and take a great deal of time, but any one thing could spark the right opportunity for a deal to actually be announced and quickly consummated, as we have seen,” said former White House special envoy Jason Greenblatt.
MK Bezalel Smotrich sat down with Rabbi Sholom Gold and Rabbi Meyer Fendel to discuss the different needs of Olim in Israel. Rabbi Gold and Rabbi Fendel are both Olim themselves who have established Jewish communities throughout the world.
We said it's crazy to underwrite the Palestinian Authority and send American taxpayer money there while they’re threatening Israel. It’s not only immoral; it violates the Taylor Force Act.
In one case, a father threatened to take violent revenge on the local authorities, and the next day, his child, who had supposedly died, was returned.
I started reading and learning and collecting, and now I have over, I’d say, about 10,000 items – all kept very neatly in one room in my house. And to this day, all these years later, it’s still a thrill for me.
One of the last Jewish artifacts to be spirited out of the Jewish Quarter before its fall in the 1948 War of Independence was a wrapped bag containing the remnants of Rav Nachman’s chair.
I don’t think cancel culture is healthy for anyone. I mean, you look at someone the wrong way and you get canceled.
How long must Jews be second class citizens in our own Jewish homeland?
The sole purpose of all the afflictions which smite us in our exile is to arouse us to return to our Holy Land….
An interview with David Schoen, Donald Trump’s orthodox impeachment lawyer.
I feel our community needs someone who can keep up the mantle of Chaim Deutsch and really push for what we need.
One of the reasons I wrote this book is because the years 1945-1950 are absolutely critical for the history of Zionism and the Jewish people, and we know nothing about them.
Heaven forbid to judge the Children of Israel in a less than positive fashion, but, to our sorrow, this is the situation.
Today, even in Afghanistan and Pakistan, many people have Internet. We have a page on Facebook, and we receive many comments from Afghans who trace their lineage back to Yaakov Avinu.
Let’s be clear: the MOU [memorandum of understanding with Israel] that the Obama administration entered into is non-negotiable. None of that money can be taken off the table. Israel has the right to defend itself and that money is non-negotiable.
Everyone and his brother thinks he’s already the prime minister and that everyone else is completely incompetent.
They were very old-fashioned and very unashamed about their Judaism…. And they weren’t tormented by the kinds of questions that torment people today.
Soulika requested that she be given metal clips…which she dug into her flesh and tied to her garment so that her naked body wouldn’t be exposed to the public.
In halacha, the foods that require the most supervision are meat, wine, and cheese. Now, within the cheese category, not everything is as difficult to make as my cheeses.
There seems to be unlimited power that the judicial branch has completely failed to protect us from.
I can always imagine…what my life would have been like if we had not left Iran. So, it was natural for me to build my career around wanting to deliver those things for other people.
“You can see nations all across the world coming to understand that the Palestinians have rejected reasonable offers to negotiate time and time again. And the leadership has simply failed its own people,” says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The folks claiming only a lunatic would inquire about fraud are used-car salesman denigrating a customer who wants to pop the hood.