Although Rubinstein’s maternal grandparents, with whom he and his family lived in Lodz, were strictly Orthodox, his parents were not, and he received little religious education, despite the plethora of Jewish schools in Lodz.
However, being friendly and or having lots of friends doesn’t necessarily mean that these friends are true ones.
In On the Jewish Question, Marx contemptuously criticized Judaism (and, to a lesser extent, Christianity) from the standpoint of social emancipation, regarding Jews as the embodiment of capitalism and the creators of its evils.
This week Jews in Israel and all over the world celebrated the founding of the Jewish state. Unfortunately, positive recognition of the State of...
Gone are the days when culture connoted fine art, music, refinement or even polite behavior. Good taste is no longer governed by rules.
He said that in the Death March toward the end of the war, he drank his urine, again and again, to survive.
The study and teaching of Jewish history established his own Jewish identity and constituted for him the ultimate proxy for Judaism itself.
We as Jews have a special power and energy to never be defeated. This was passed down to us by our father Avraham, the first Jew in the world.
Zishe’s parents wanted him to learn a trade, but wherever he was apprenticed, his masters took advantage of him by using his strength for business and taught him nothing.
This time I felt that G-d had sent that message especially for me. I was suddenly able to look at what I have and not at what I was still missing.
Although not observant, Ramon understood his role as Israel’s first space diplomat. During the mission, he ate only kosher food, made Kiddush Friday night, and recited Shema Yisrael as the shuttle flew over Jerusalem.
After the Holocaust, chalitzah complications also arose since many widows had no information on the status or whereabouts of their brothers-in-law.
[I]n every generation, our enemies stand up against us to destroy us, but G-d always saves us from their hands.
Often the only thing preventing one from doing something is a bit of encouragement from another.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his iconic Sherlock Holmes detective stories, but he was also a physician (Holmes...
No matter what was left physically, Zechariah’s soul was soaring high above the crowd even after 37 years.
Life is full of surprises. The party did much better than expected and Yechiel found himself a member in good standing in Israel’s new government.
Never has there been such a debased situation whereby the Jewish people are so dependent on the nations as today....
However, Hitler’s rise to power presented a great challenge to Einstein who, though a pacifist, understood that to prevent war, it was sometimes necessary to use force, especially against a threat as monumental as that posed by the Nazis.
A person can get hurt, insulted, or offended by anyone. And when a person gets hurt by someone they care for and love, the pain is even greater.
It was time to not just start a new synagogue, it was time to create an atmosphere that assured that davening with kavanah was an attainable goal.
Secular educational experts argue that the state has the right – indeed, the duty – to prepare children to become responsible members of a democratic society, based upon Jewish values, including dignity, tolerance and love for the land of Israel.
The more natural something is, the less attention we pay to it. Every morning we get up and take care of the morning routine almost by rote.
It was customary to hang decorations such as yours on the synagogue wall at the start of the month of Adar, and for them to be taken down once the Purim holiday concluded.