As a resident of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, I see them quite often. They are led into the local batei medrash or shul by...
An unlikely collaboration between a Russian Israeli and a Spanish Moroccan has produce films showcasing a variety of general and American Jewish causes.
Over the last decade, the political Right has...totally forgotten about returning to Shechem, Jenin, and Jericho - let alone Gush Katif.
In 1967, Rabbi Yitzhak Spatz, helped liberate Shechem during the Six-Day War.
The New York State comptroller manages the state’s $180.7 billion pension fund, audits the spending practices of all state agencies and local governments, oversees the New York State and Local Retirement System, reviews the New York State and City budgets, and approves billions in State contracts and spending.
For Rav Hirsch, when Hakadosh Baruch Hu chose Klal Yisrael to be the am segulah, He was not rejecting the rest of mankind.
“I had seen the plans for the museum and that the Kishle was part of the grounds,” Lieber tells JNS. “It was something that no one even remembered.”
I believe the whole range og 19th century Russian literature affected me deeply.
What a lot of people don’t know, though, is that Israel used a very sophisticated cyber weapon to basically blind Syrian radar systems [during its aerial raid on the facility].
On his attempt to hijack an airplane in 1970 to bring attention to the struggle of Soviet Jewry: "Sometimes it happens in your life that you simply feel it’s the right thing to do."
Q: It is unusual to find a doctor who devotes an enormous amount of energy into preventing abortions. What motivates you?
Aunt Hench is a natural charmer. A people person, spunky and quick as only someone small as a light bulb can be, and wherever she is, she is a bright star.
BJX students and young professionals come from all different religious and geographical backgrounds. Many of us, like myself, did not grow up religious.
Now the challenge has evolved from being heard, to being seen and heard.
"When I first started," said Beverly Marcus, "I couldn't sleep the night before because I'd be so nervous, wondering what I'd do and how it would go. And then I wouldn't sleep the night after a class, either, because I was so excited. It really gives me a high."
“No Asylum,” which documents the tragic consequences of intolerance and racism, was the next step in Fouce’s fight against prejudice.
Commenting on the public’s growing acceptance of challenged individuals, Dr. Hahn says, “Little by little, things are changing.
Our job is not to dictate solutions to Israel. Our job is to support it in finding solutions to its very longstanding serious challenges.
When you look at Jewish civilization, it seems to me that it is the most superior civilization that has ever existed.
"My particular passion was the teachings of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson." Born to an unobservant family in London, Rabbi Chaim Miller first encountered the Lubavitcher Rebbe's teachings as a student at Leeds University. "His discourses impressed me in terms of their tremendous intellectual depth and brilliance," he recalls.
Have you read the blog Jewminicana? If you have, you are already familiar with Aliza Hausman, a recently converted Dominican-American blogger. She blogs about her childhood, upbringing, conversion, and a wide range of other topics. She and her husband, a semichah student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, also speak about life as a religious interracial couple.
It's our responsibility as Jews to get involved.
Not widely appreciated during his lifetime, composer Gustav Mahler famously predicted, "My time will yet come." And it did. Aaron Blumenfeld, a 77-year-old composer from the San Francisco Bay Area, hopes a similar future is in store for him - and the sooner, the better.
To some non-Jews, he is simply "America's rabbi." Rabbi Daniel Lapin - great-nephew of the widely revered mussarpersonality, Reb Elya Lapian - lectures across America to audiences both Jewish and Christian, produces audio CDs on such issues as marriage, the Ten Commandments, and the ill effects of vulgar speech, and disseminates a weekly e-mail called Thought Tools.
There are dozens of English-translated siddurim on bookshelves these days. Surely, you may think, we don't need another one. But before you make up your mind, consider that the new one that has just come out is translated by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Kingdom. Rabbi Sacks, who also wrote a commentary and introduction, has been a consistently brilliant source of insight into Jewish philosophy, Chumash, and other topics.
Whenever Ari speaks he makes it a habit to explain that he is not there to simply collect money, but his goal is to create a personal connection between the soldiers and the people around the world.
After reaching the pinnacle of the American medical profession by the age of 30, Glick packed it all up for the opportunity to build the Jewish state. Ahead of his latest award ceremony, Glick sat with The Jewish Press to talk about Israel, medicine and everything in between
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
Few of the volunteers were experienced sailors, (Greenfield had been in the Merchant Marine). Few were Zionists.