There were all kinds – litvish, chassidish, the daughters of roshei yeshiva and girls who weren’t even shomer Shabbos. Rebbetzin Kaplan took them all in
We go out and strengthen those who want to hear us. We give them tools and information.
I've been attacked from all political sides with some calling me a "Mossad propagandist" and others claiming I'm "anti-Israel".
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.
At that point, I think I did go into some kind of emotional depression. I lost the way I connected to God. It’s something I didn’t realize I lost until I found it again, living here in Israel.
In the less than two years since he gave up his full-time job as a print and radio journalist, Uri Orbach, 50, has distinguished himself as an indefatigable parliamentarian for the Religious Zionist Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party, which sits in Prime Minister Netanyahu's coalition government.
March 31 is not a day that particularly stands out in Jewish memory at first glance, but it is actually a day of some significance.
Rabbi Berel Wein has said that Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz became “the greatest teacher of Jewish People in our generation by making the Torah available to the English-speaking Jewish world.” His legacy is a gift to us all.
When your yardstick for measuring pain and discomfort is the Holocaust, it’s difficult to get too upset about life’s minor problems – and that’s what they are.
Reuven Poupko wears many hats, aside from a fur-clad shtreimel. A rabbi, lawyer and psychologist, the Baltimore native also served as chief rabbi of Curacao from 1998-2001, and has taught in colleges, rabbinical seminaries and day schools. But this Thanksgiving, Poupko is going to swap his bekeshe for an apron as he takes his wife and children to the streets of downtown Baltimore to share a Thanksgiving dinner with some of the city's most downtrodden residents.
On his shloshim, I want to discuss a term I've heard countless times about Rav Aharon: Gedol HaDor
It is difficult to write about such a holy person, for I fear I will not accurately portray his greatness...
I've had many jobs in my lifetime, and this is the one that I feel the most satisfied about.
‘Stop Treating Anti-Israel Jews With Flattery And Oily Sycophancy’: An Interview with Professor Edward...
How do you account for Jews who join Israel’s enemies in denouncing and boycotting the Jewish state?
Migdal Ohr has grown tremendously. Today it comprises twenty educational institutions, from pre-school through high school.
Although it's emotionally difficult to see the suffering, helping out makes me happy.
Cancer. The disease that shall not be named. Hospitals and terminal illness are often associated with the elderly, those who have already lived a joyous and prosperous life. But what if your life has just begun? What if you are only on the brink of adulthood? What if you wake up one morning and feel two hard lumps on your neck and laugh while you force your friend to feel these lumps, the teacher in the front of the room shushing you to be quiet? What if you are just an ordinary girl in class one morning and then diagnosed with cancer the next afternoon?
The German advance was so rapid that within a short time they found themselves prisoners in the Stolpce ghetto.
He held no public office. Indeed, he rarely left his room. Yet the Vilna Gaon, remains one of modern Jewry's most influential figures.
“My father added that after all the pogroms, after the Holocaust, a member of the family had finally returned to the shul, proving once again that the indomitable spirit of the Jewish people can never be vanquished.”
A room of thousands of women singing and crying out in prayer is an incredible experience.
Aviram sat down with JewishPress.com to talk about trying to bring back Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin.
Esther Kandel, an Orthodox Jewish mother of three, was a Zionist her whole life. But only recently has her heartfelt love of Israel burst forth in an explosion of activism.
I would suggest they read about Jewish history.
In one of his thousands of aphorism-filled columns for The Jewish Press, Dr. Morris Mandel wrote, "Counting time is not as important as making time count."