I recall him telling me of the morning he walked into Moscow’s Great Synagogue to pray. Sitting behind separate desks at the back, wearing tallis and tefillin, were the Jews known as “the Stinkers.”
All Rav Firer asked is that the performers at a concert devoted to honoring him and his organization – at which he would be sitting front and center – not include female singers. But as soon as this request became known, an explosion of vitriol ensued
Rabbi Wertheimer writes that "ayeh" is used when one has no inkling where something is, while "eifo" is used when one does have a general sense of where it is.
Between 1907-1914, approximately 10,000 Jewish immigrants arrived at the entry port in Galveston, at a time when the entire population of Galveston was 37,000 and the entire state was home to fewer than 400,000 people.
I think we kind of understood then - though we now understand completely - that Shlomo could not be our own private uncle. He was, in a sense, everyone's uncle.
The seed alone cannot produce the tree, it needs earth, or soil. And these two components alone cannot either produce a tree, they require water, sun and other nutrients.
Question: What did our sages mean when they said that anyone who resides outside the Land Israel is like an idol worshipper? Is that what all of us residing outside Israel are – idol worshippers?M. Goldblum
They believe that if they inundate me with beautiful gifts, it will be difficult for me to be angry with them.
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
Your self-awareness and your ability to worry over their influence will only aid you in this process.
Even a cursory reading of the pesukim leaves the reader in awe of the speed Avraham exhibited in performing the mitzvah.
He had deposited Shlomo’s real, original check into his account, and when it had cleared he had made up this weird story to get an additional 3,600 shekels out of Shlomo!
A pattern is beginning to emerge: Avraham was learning that there is a long and winding road between promise and fulfillment. Not because G-d does not keep His word, but because Avraham and his descendants were charged with bringing something new into the world
The Democratic Party is fast reaching the point where it must either succumb to the new radical leftist positions on Israel or return to its traditional support Israel
The first thing we have to do is recognize the problem. How do you solve a problem if you don’t even recognize where it’s coming from?
Until George Gershwin, serious American orchestral composers were predominantly influenced by European schools of music. By composing original musical works based upon the rhythms,...
According to several accounts, he insisted that no one should be held on bail because of an inability to come up with the required cash.
If they fear that their case may be undermined by what the Republicans might bring to the table, then that only means their case against the president is not a valid one.
The United States is seized with issues that old style American liberalism simply couldn’t get its arms around.
Everyone knows a secular person or two. Why not invite them to experience the beauty of a Shabbat?
Whenever people called him a racist, he would answer, “I don’t hate Arabs – I love Jews.”
I know, after all of those Yom Tov meals, you may still be on hiatus from kitchen duty, but these two cookbooks might have you rethinking that decision.
While we were there, we explored the shuk. The sights, smells and delicious food are unmatched by any other marketplace I have ever been to.
If you practice nothing, that's all Judaism will mean to you – nothing.