A Shul With A Story: Shomrei Emunah – Keepers of The Faith

One sign of the vitality of Shomrei Emunah today can be seen in the success of its numerous daily shiurim.

Items From The Late Rhodesia

In the 1930s, many Jews left Rhodes (which belonged to Italy since 1912) after Benito Mussolini decided to make an alliance with Hitler and anti-Semitism increased.

The Cairo Genizah And Anwar Sadat

As our letter demonstrates, this endeavor was strongly supported by President Sadat; it is not often that a head of state writes a personal note to thank a donor for a three-dollar contribution!

Feeling Low

What happens when that devil is standing and waiting for you as you failed or messed up at something?

An Energizing Experience: Attending The Siyum HaShas

A person who sets a time to learn every single day and to advance in their learning every single day, such a person is going to be mekayem in Talmud Torah on a greater level every day of his life.”

The Haskalah Series – Part VI: Orthodoxy: An Old Friend In New Clothes

Jewry is, ever vigilant, ever driven, to preserve its Orthodoxy, to ensure Jewish survival through religious commitment.
Rav Kahane

YouTube Deletes 2,600 Kahane Videos

A few years later, he said, in 2015, he attended a Kahane Shabbaton and was inspired to embark on his video project after an old Kahane activist said, “When you go back home, don’t just say, ‘Kahane was right.’ Do something!”

JTA Editor Thanks Radical Bernie Sanders Surrogate

“Who needs enemies when you have Jews who behave in such a fashion?” Dov Hikind, head of Americans Against Antisemitism, said about Adkins.

The Lost Tribe Of Asher?

Permission was granted and he traveled to China, meticulously recording the customs, life, and habits of the natives he encountered.

Failing Or Falling

Falling down had some hope immersed within its meaning. If someone falls down, they can get up.

The Story Of Josef Trumpeldor And ‘The Lion Of Tel Chai’

Joseph Trumpeldor (1880-1920) is known for his efforts in forming a Jewish military force to liberate and defend Eretz Yisrael and for founding the...

Mindful Living

Whatever you are doing, do it mindfully – heart and soul – without allowing other things to intrude, with one exception: If you pass someone else walking, smile.

A Rare 1860 Reform Siddur

The Order of Prayer introduced many drastic changes to the traditional liturgy,

Mourner’s Kaddish And Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch

Machzor Kol Bo, first printed in 1699 and of disputed authorship, retells the R. Akiva story and observes that it “was on this basis that the custom of reciting Kaddish became widespread.”

The Kabbalist Who Wanted A Jewish Army In 1532

Molcho won a reputation for being able to answer any question posed about the Torah, and people came from far away to pose questions to him.

Choose Your Words Wisely

If women were given the gift of 9 portions of speech as opposed to the men who were given only one portion, we must realize that Hashem gave us a gift and wants us to use it wisely.

A Shul With A Story: Petaluma, CA – They Chickened Out

While many of the Zionists moved to Petaluma to learn the trade of chicken ranching as a means to having a productive income in Palestine, in the end, only two ever made the translocation.

101 Words In A Row Beginning With Alef

The printed invitation, entirely in Hebrew, begins with an acrostic poem that spells out the name of the bride and groom, Moshe and Chanah.

Rabbinic Leaders Launch Initiative To Strengthen Jewish Families

While Jews are paying close attention to threats to Israel from Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah and rising anti-Semitism, we need to pay equal or more attention to the impact of western values on our families.

The Anti-Semitism Of Khrushchev And Kaganovich

As Stalin’s closest confidant, as a member of the Politburo, and as chairman of the Soviet Presidium, Kaganovich established the unification of state security forces that later became the infamous KGB.

Sacrificing Sweets To Demons

In the Middle East in the 19th century – in Syria especially – rabbis sensed that the masses had been deleteriously affected by contact with their Arab neighbors over centuries.

Reverence For The Ribnitzer

When we bought our house in 1990, it never occurred to me that I would one day be living near a location that would draw 25,000 visitors in a single day.

Chanukah In Baghdad: Then And Now

Shown here is an invitation to transportation and engineering forces in the British Army in Persia and Iraq for the “ Officers and Other...

Moving On

We get caught up so easily on small matters of who’s right and wrong in an argument. We hold grudges for months, sometimes even years.

Martial Arts Rabbi Trains Jews To Fight Back

Moskowitz, who later became an NYPD office, said the skills he teaches are strictly for defense, not offense, though “sometimes a quick offense is the best defense.”

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.

The Haskalah Series – Part V: Education, Acculturation, Modernization: A Torah Perspective

Is the incorporation of secular education the death nail to Jewry's survival?

A Sefer’s Journey

This sefer seems to have been sent to New York in 1939 by an Eliyahu Margolies of Warsaw several months before the Nazis invaded Poland.

The Jewish Side Of Alfred Stieglitz

Sadly, the passengers in the photo were most likely people denied entry to the United States and who were therefore forced to return home to Europe.

My Beloved Grandmother Mrs. Irene Klass

She believed in giving people chances in life to be great and to bring out their potential to its maximum.

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