R. Bakst raised funds for the yeshiva in Cleveland, OH, and its environs, and this letter, requesting assistance, describes the sorry financial state of the yeshiva.
The national interest in chess grew even greater when over a million Russians, for whom chess was the national pastime, made aliyah when the Iron Curtain opened in the 1990s.
As Jews, no matter what we are experiencing and going through, it’s the Torah and all it entails that keeps us alive and riveted no matter what is happening around us.
We all remember as children waiting to spin our gragger or stomp our feet when the name of Haman was mentioned during the megillah reading.
The Purim Edition 2021
Unlike carnivals in other countries, which were known for their licentiousness and violence, the Adloyadas were characterized by proper behavior.
When I think of Queen Esther I usually feel sad for her. Everyone was saved and she had to stay with Achashverosh.
After his passing, the library changed hands a few times but was eventually cataloged in Koheleth David and subsequently purchased by the Bodleian Library in Oxford in 1829.
Mr. Weinstein responded, “I know, but whatever G-d tells me to do, I do the exact opposite.”
Even after the El Al Shabbat law was passed, Lod Airport (later Ben-Gurion Airport) continued operations, and charedim and religious groups were concerned that Jewish workers were being forced to work at the airport on Shabbat.
It felt like the time when the Jewish people left the land of Egypt. There was a terrible plague running wild outside, and inside Hashem was protecting all of His children from the worst of all.
Orthodoxy in America at the time was in a dismal state, and R. Jacob Joseph's courageous attempts to raise the standards of the kosher meat industry faced fierce opposition.
If not for the attention-grabbing Torah shields, I think the star of this sale would have been the most magnificent Esther scroll case for Purim I have ever seen.
After a lengthy trial, the ship was ordered returned to its owner, and it sailed back to Italy. In an act of revenge, the Irgun blew up the British radar station on Mount Carmel.
All the children of Israel make up one great entity of spiritual holiness. Each Jewish soul that lives in this world, no matter what their state of mind or being, makes up the Jewish nation.
A bookplate on the free-end of a copy I just acquired states that it was donated by the kollel to the Beit Medrash in the Windsheim, Germany, D.P. Camp.
He was fluent in 10 languages and had a broad knowledge of medicine, mathematics, and astronomy.
He steered refugees to interviewers, found hiding places, delivered messages, and made deals with Marseille gangsters, but perhaps his most interesting contribution was marrying six different Jewish refugees so they could obtain American visas.
Change throughout the generations are not only on a physical level, but on a spiritual one as well.
My grandfather loved to show me all his books and would ask me if I was learning as well. He would always tell me a story from the Gemara, and his face would light up as he would tell it.
The rest of his work remained in manuscript form, part of which is currently in the possession of the National Library of Israel.
In a move contrary to his own political interests – he hoped to win the 1940 Republican presidential nomination, and most Republicans were anti-immigration – Hoover fought hard for increasing American immigration quotas for Jewish refugees.
People who saved strangers are called ‘The Righteous Among the Nations’ because we have to understand that not only did they risk their own lives, but they risked the lives of their entire family.
It’s sometimes easier for me to pray mindlessly from a Tehillim than to search deep within myself…and cry out with heartfelt words.
As Persian Jews lacked much of a printing press of its own, Morocco became the only country that still had an active Hebrew press that was not under an Iranian trade embargo.
Peace doesn’t belong to one party or one religion, says Rabbi Lightstone. It belongs to mankind. But, we live in a region where talk is cheap and action is respected.
Why don’t we open this up so we can help more people? Because the evidence was pretty clear. This is not like ordering from Amazon. This is way harder.
Bet-Zuri and Hakim did use their trial as a means to draw international attention to British atrocities and malfeasance in Eretz Yisrael and to advocate for the justice of a Jewish state...
Human nature is to get used to things and not wanting change.
I love art and I love creating. I created my own graphic design business and was working locally, doing ads, flyers and bar mitzvah logos.