Haskalah Series – Part I: The Jew That Was

Amidst this most dramatic period of our 2,000 year exile, this medieval Ashkenazic Jew has somehow retained his sense of purpose, his own internal value, and his unbreakable bond.

The Dominican Republic Offered To Save 100,000 Jews

In October 1941, the Nazis halted all immigration from Europe. The last refugee boat arrived in Sosua (which by now had 500 immigrants) on December 8, 1941 – a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

A 16th Century Censored Mishnah

After the Talmud was burned, all remaining Hebrew books had to be submitted to the Catholic Inquisition for censorship.

Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, And The Nazis

Walt never met with Hitler, but it is beyond dispute that the Fuhrer adored Disney’s work.

Frum Divorce Scores A Knockout On 11th Annual Weekend

All through Shabbos I saw men and women engaged in animated conversations, and a number of young men and women approached the shadchanim for help, which was forthcoming.

Move Over, Sandy Koufax

Mr. Kraft deserves credit for Edelman's Jewish pride, too.

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Rebbe

Whether people knew the Rebbe personally, or met him just once, or just read stories about him, each one feels a personal connection.

A Love Affair

Nothing can compete with that which we love, which is our own. Think of children. There is no doubt in my mind that my grandchildren are the most beautiful, intelligent, delightful grandchildren around.

These British Isles Were Occupied By The Nazis

In April 1942, three Jewish women of Polish and Austrian background living on Guernsey were handed over to the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz where they were killed.

Miller Shechitah Knives

Each product was marked "J. & D. Miller, N.Y., Guaranteed," and the brothers were well known for repairing or sharpening their products as needed, even years after their purchase.

Israel’s Black Panthers

In the wake of its election loss, the Black Panther movement essentially ended. It had failed to radicalize most Mizrachim. Nonetheless, the issues and needs of Mizrachim subsequently took a front and center position in Israeli politics.

Think Twice

The Torah teaches us that when it comes to controversy and dispute even the small children can be harmed. That’s how deep and internal the evil and poison of the dispute can be.

The Rush From Gold To Jewels

Kesser Israel is the stronghold for Torah Judaism, for Yiddishkeit, in the Pacific Northwest, and for Oregon in particular. Located in the progressive city...

Rav Hirsch’s Havdalah Set Among Recent Auction Items

During the month of June in New York, two Judaica auctions were held; each offered ceremonial objects, paintings, and printed material that were of...

Vowels Above And Below – A 16th Century Manuscript

The Hebrew text has vowels below it, similar to the way Hebrew is vowelized today.

The Two Chief Rabbis Adler And The Jews’ College

Out of 13 candidates, mostly from Germany, Rav Adler made the “final four” list for chief rabbi along with Rabbis Samson Raphael Hirsch, Benjamin Hirsch Auerbach, and Hirsch Hirschfeld.

Just 80 Copies Exist

Given that only 80 copies of it survived, it is possibly the rarest of all early volumes covering the proceedings of Congress.

Dershowitz Honored With Sefer Torah For His Role In Rubashkin Pardon

Mr. Dershowitz is a man who helps a lot of Yidden. In my case [as well]. And for that we’re thankful.

Invented By a Jew: The Shopping Cart

While studying the chair one day, Syl thought: Why not place a basket on the seat and wheels on the legs?

Sderot, A City Under Fire

Back when I was a child, if a lizard ran across the road in the heat of the day, that was the biggest news story of the day.

Lower Manhattan’s Auschwitz Exhibition

The exhibit covers three floors. The first floor depicts pre-war Poland and Germany, the second floor covers the “camps," and the third floor highlights the individuals who populated Auschwitz.

Two ‘Jew Bills’

Thanks to the member from Washington, whose name I desire to know, and to you and your associates, Maryland has wiped from her escutcheon the stain of intolerance.

Aspire, Believe, Create

Enjoy the moment, enjoy dreaming that what you really want should come true.

A Pre-WWII Mussolini Biography – In Hebrew

Mussolini had a brother, Arnaldo (1885-1931), who was one of the most important developers of fascist ideology.

The Zionism Of Janusz Korczak

He also longed for the children he had left behind in Poland and therefore returned to Poland, albeit with a love for Eretz Yisrael that he carried with him until his death.

The Language Of The Torah

The entire courtyard of the masses becomes silent exactly at sunrise as they pray to Hashem. This is a magnificent moment; you can hear the hum of the prayers as all the Jews unite quietly with Hashem in prayer at that exact moment.

The First Jewish English Bible, 1845

Leeser's work, therefore, no doubt helped combat the influence of missionaries and Christian Bibles.


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