A Murdered Rabbi’s Sefer

It is always an emotional moment for me when I find a book whose owner was a Holocaust victim as it may serve as the only tangible memory of the deceased's existence.

Calvin Coolidge And The Jews

The official opening of the Community Center was on Washington’s birthday, February 22, 1926, and it went on to become the meeting place for several Jewish organizations, including B’nai Brith, Hadassah, and the American Jewish Committee.

The Three Weeks Of Happiness

Going back to the history of our nation, we can clearly see how after each horrible event we received greatness and glory.

A Kafkaeque Affair In Samaria

On the morning of the 19th of Kislev – December 1 – Orian drove Amiram to the yeshiva. When he got out of the car, Orian saw two men in civilian clothes moving toward him. "I was sure it was a terror attack," she recalls.

Orthodox Advocacy Leads To Masa Restoring Funding To Yeshivas And Seminaries

“What made this successful is that it wasn’t just people calling from the outside to complain but also people on the inside working it out,” explained Rabbi Taragin.

A Bezalel Knockoff And A Bizarro Gragger

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The Japanese Man Who Fell In Love With The Bible

Over the next few years, his interest and admiration for the Jewish people grew, and he published many publications in Japanese on Jews and Judaism.

Elimination Of Masa Funding And Limited Student Visas Jeopardize Israel Study Plans For Countless...

Rabbi Michoel Green, overseas director of Sharfman’s seminary, described a year in Israel for gap year students as an incomparable educational opportunity.

The Zionism Of Rosa Parks And Bayard Rustin

Later in life, Parks frequently and vociferously spoke out against skinheads – who typically manifest neo-Nazi beliefs regarding Jews – and the Ku Klux Klan, whom she blamed for “keeping the flames of prejudice flickering” and for much of the continuing racism in America.


As G-d-fearing Jews, we all have a connection to Hashem and yet we don’t see him, or hear him, nor can we feel him.

Publishing During The Holocaust

Because of Hungary's relative safety in the first five years of the war, numerous sefarim were amazingly published there even as the Holocaust ravished Jewish life elsewhere.

Smartphone App Monitors Vital Signs, Covid-19 Response And Reporting

Initially, eVITALS did not plan to enter the consumer market so soon, but the advent of the Covid-19 crisis hastened Womba to provide what it called a level of comfort, convenience, and certainty to the general market as soon as possible.

American Troops On The Golan Heights?

For almost half a century, there has been unremitting pressure on Israel – including, sadly, from the United States under certain administrations – to return the Golan to Syria.

A Tribute To The Lubavitcher Rebbe

Throughout some of my hardest times, I always felt as if the Lubavitcher Rebbe, though I never met him, was always there for me.

Agudath Israel Welcomes DOJ Letter To Mayor De Blasio Highlighting Constitutional Inequities In NYC

In light of your support for and participation in recent protests in New York City, the message to the public from New York City’s government appears to favor certain secular gatherings and disfavor religious gatherings.

The Shulchan Aruch – First Edition

While codifying and summarizing halachot for easy reference seems natural today, it was met with fierce criticism from some of the greatest gedolim centuries ago.

Reflections on Injustice, Protests, and Riots: Why This? Why Now? Connecting the Pandemic to...

For Jews, the timing of these protests was remarkable. They started on Shavuos, a day when we were k'ish echad b'lev achad.

Reflections on Injustice, Protests, and Riots: The Jewish Response To Violence

The answer, my friends, lies in a Hebrew National hot dog commercial: "We answer to a Higher Authority!"

The Complex Anti-Nationalistic Zionism Of James Michener

If there was a historical "Palestinian" nation, when did it begin, when did it cease to exist, and what caused its demise?

Chevron – Forever And Ever

The things that the meraglim saw were true, however, Hashem is always trying to see the good and to concentrate on what is positive.

A First Edition Me’am Lo’ez

In it, the anonymous translator notes two objections voiced against publishing Jewish texts in Ladino...

Should You Use Scare Tactics To Encourage Aliyah?

If scare tactics will wake up more Jews who are still in denial, then it behooves us to use them.

B’nai Brith, Jackie Robinson, And Barney Ross

The tale of Robinson’s integration of baseball in 1947 provided Jews with a reference for their own experience of post-WWII assimilation into American society.

The Big ‘Little’ Wedding

We live our lives in such fast motion with all the advancement of this generation, that we really get caught up in the moment and forget who is running the show.

The Chida’s Shem Hagedolim – First Edition

He recorded the information he compiled regarding sefarim and their authors in Shem Hagedolim, which contains an alphabetical list of authors of sefarim followed by a list of known sefarim.

The Jewish Patriots Of Fort McHenry

During a journey down the Nile River, Mendes created a makeshift American flag, flew it from a mast, and persuaded the crew of his vessel to salute it and promise to defend it.

On Being Strong

I try to be strong while speaking to him and yet I feel from day to day that the experience just keeps getting harder and harder.

The Ridbaz’s Yerushalmi

He started publishing a set of Yerushalmi with his commentary and others in 1899, but found himself lacking funds to print the final volume.

Shuls Open For The First Time In Two Months

“In America, we need more prayer, not less,” said the president.

‘We’re Not Here To Fight…. We’re Just Here To Make A Living’

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