In FY 2019, JCF distributed 23 percent of assets, well above the industry average.
To prevent their books from being lost or stolen, owners would routinely write their name or an inscription in them.
In Rumkowski's infamous speech, "Give Me Your Children," he urged the Jews not to resist deporting 20,000 of their children to be exterminated.
Hashem, our father, is so merciful and He listens to us at all times. No matter how often we fall, He is always there when we want to get up and try again.
The text of the prayer is riddled with grammatical irregularities and comprises odd mix of verses and pleas.
Administered property by doctors, marijuana could be a samah shel chaim [potion of life]. Freely used by people at large, it could well be a samah shel maves [potion of death].
In the late 1930s, Bolivia’s president, German Busch, desperately sought ways to revitalize his country’s economy. Mauricio (Moritz) Hochschild – a Jewish business tycoon and a friend of the president – convinced Busch that Jewish refugees could be of help in this effort.
All the kosher food on the Titanic was prepared in a small and crowded kosher kitchen located near the third-class kitchen on the F Deck of the ship.
With our children, whom we care for and do everything we can for from the time they are born, we tend to think that we control them.
We Jews have been coming to less-than-perfect tefillot for as long as synagogues have existed.
According to the headline, the funeral attracted 15,000 people, including hundreds of rabbanim and local government representatives.
My father was an outstanding sportsman and in 1938 - after the Anschluss - a game of tennis saved his life.
Frankfurter was a lifelong committed Zionist, beginning with his association with Brandeis, who enlisted him into ZOA membership and a leadership position with the Parushim.
The more one trains themselves to listen to this strong feeling in his heart, the clearer that voice will get and the easier it will be to do what is right each time.
The shul is not only open to every Jew; it is accessible to every Jew.
Some breakouts are smart, others are silly, but they all make for fun conversation and hopefully fond memories.
Thousands attended its religious services. Its members included Abraham Beame, New York’s first Jewish mayor, and the operatic tenor Richard Tucker served as the center's cantor for many years.
Many of the provisions in these constitutions attempted to curtail assimilation or deter members from moving toward Reform.
Rosenberg and his family escaped Germany on January 23, 1940, thanks to an affidavit provided to them by a complete stranger from Texas.
Emotions were high as the olim walked off the plane at 6 a.m. where they were met with rousing cheers, shofar blasts, and an exuberant crowd of 1,400.
Some academics suggest that Washington's letter, which virtually all agree presents his most prominent pronouncement on religious toleration, was actually drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
What differentiates us from all other creations of Hashem, such as animals for example, is our ability to choose and make change.
"Gruninger paid a high price for the choice he made. In the struggle between his sense of duty as a police officer, and dedication to the concepts of humanity, the latter triumphed," states Yad Vashem.
This is not history to be relegated to the past and forgotten.
Noah tried to found a Jewish state at Grand Island in the Niagara River, to be called Ararat.
In 1946, Lansky ordered his men to help bring Holocaust survivors to Eretz Yisrael and facilitate the establishment of the Jewish state.
If a person only has one Jewish neighbor, he will appreciate him, but if all the neighbors are Jewish, he might not even know the name of the person living next door.
If his writings did little to sway the masses, it was his life that acted as the heady perfume. His very existence presented an alternative – a highly seductive alternative – to the ghetto Jew.