The Missing Shul

I daven that this will be the last Shavuos we will be forced to be socially distant from each other. Missing you all and pining to get back home.

Ari Fuld on Shavuot: On the Indigenous People of Israel and Why There is...

Ari talks about the holidays of Shavuot and Yom Kippur, the Shofar that connects the two holidays, and the indigenous people of the Land of Israel.

Experiencing Shavuos as We Spiral Through Time

Our mission is to make this Shavuos the next step in our evolutionary spiral through time. We must not only re-accept what we have already accepted, we must take it to the next level,

Corona Lag B’Omer: Celebrating Together Apart!

This year more than ever, the spiritual teachings of Lag B’Omer and unity take on a new relevance when the physical health of our community depends on each other as well. As we dance together but apart this Lag B’Omer

How Can You Not Say Shehecheyanu On Yom HaAtzma’ut?

When people asked Rav Goren why he recited Shehecheyanu, he replied with typical sarcasm: "Don't worry, I have a new tie."

Mimouna: The Very Opposite of Social Distancing

As sundown falls on the holiday of Passover, Sephardic Jews everywhere will celebrate the centuries-old tradition of Mimouna—but this year, things won’t be the same.

From Pesach Fear to Pesach Cheer

I polled my kids to find out what stood out in their minds, hoping that their recollections went beyond a cranky mommy who wasn’t always at her best.

And Us He Took Out of There

The Seder celebrates freedom by emphasizing ideas I am not sure we remember, chief among them some unusually relevant this year

Preparing for my First Passover without Family

I’ll miss my mother’s cooking and my dad’s historical commentary that accompanies reading the Haggadah at the seders.

Coronavirus Q&A with Rav Hershel Schachter

Questions and answers with Rav Hershel Schachter shlit”a, regarding situations arising from the coronavirus crisis. Transcribed by Rabbi Pini Dunner (assisted by Michael Bernstein). This transcript has been approved by Rav Hershel...

Sanzer Rebbe: Don’t Fret About Cleaning For Pesach

Although righteous women have been accustomed to devoting all their energy to preparing the house for Passover, this year must be different.

The Purim Press

Our Purim Supplement for 2020

Purim Guide for the Perplexed

Rules, halachot, laws and history for Purim. Have a Happy Purim!

Ari Fuld on Purim

Purim is about recognizing the miracles in everyday life and not being afraid to do the right thing.

Tu B’Shvat: Israel’s Green Day and The Hydroponics Revolution

We must transition to a more sustainable agriculture. We need an Israeli Green Revolution.

The Meaning of Today’s 10th of Tevet Fast

Asara B’Teves, the 10th of Teves, commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar that ultimately culminated with the First Temple’s destruction on the 9th of Av the following year.

A Hanukkah contemplation: ‘To Another Year’

To lead meaningful Jewish lives, our personal journeys must be actively shaped by the events and populated by the personalities of our peoples’ past.

The Real Miracle of Chanukah

Ari Fuld uncovers and explores the real miracle and lessons of Chanukah.

World’s Largest Menorah On Fifth Avenue

Over the years, the World's Largest Menorah has been lit by New York City Mayors Abraham Beame, Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio – and Governors George Pataki and David Paterson, as well as other dignitaries.

SHMINI ATZERES – SIMCHAS TORAH: “SEALED”

Shmini Atzeres offers a unique opportunity to attach ourselves to God and enjoy this special relationship.

5,000 Christians Show their Support for Israel at Jerusalem’s 64th Sukkot March

“The whole world is learning that the gentiles can come celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles with the people of Israel,” said spokesman David Parsons of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.

Why Don’t We Say ‘Al Netilas Esrog’?

Since the lulav’s special quality is expressed in the taste of its fruit (the date), why aren’t we required to take the fruit itself instead of its leaves?

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