To explain to my children what Chanukah was like for me as a young girl, I find I am just as inclined to recount what it wasn’t as I am to describe what it was.
When the Rebbe died, everyone grieved, but no one grieved like Pappa did.
I could not believe that the evidence that my great-grandparents were renowned rabbis, and their names, was right in front of me all my life.
The Ritchie Boys were approximately 9,000 US servicemen who received their training at the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie, Maryland.
I do not suggest abandoning civilization for a pristine desert island or a hilltop in Judea or Samaria.
In the early days of the chassidic movement, as well as in Kabbalistic circles, sitting for a portrait was often frowned upon and sometimes even forbidden.
How many of us think of the heroin Yehudit and the heroic act she did to save all the Jewish people, especially the women? This is the story of Yehudit.
Anyone who appreciates a mix of football, unique commercials, and Jewish music will be thrilled with our KHS 2018 presentation.
Sometimes you are having a bad day. Nothing seems to be going as you expected. And then you see someone at work or school who needs help with something and you help them out.
Only half an hour’s drive from Jerusalem, the majestically beautiful Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve is a lush, green oasis surrounded by miles of flat arid, desert.
I was deeply insulted. Did I raise a brood of battered kids?
In biblical times this island was known as Kaftor. It had close relations with the Philistines, who already swelled in the Land of Canaan when the Jews migrated in, and this Kaftorland is conceivably the Philistine homeland.
"Spot On,” our semi-regular feature on off-the-beaten-track places in Israel, takes us to the Golan
We now know that we have a captive audience who is listening and we have to drive that listening into action.
We must show them that being a true Jew is being true to one's people as well as to oneself.
This time period covered the sons of Baron Hirsch members serving in wars, including the American Civil War, the Spanish American War, World Wars and I & II, and the Korean War.
In the quaint and picturesque Hungarian town of Szentendre (Saint Andrew), just outside of Budapest, our group of five new friends who had gathered from throughout the Jewish world bask in the sunlight, seemingly frozen in time. We weave along the cobblestone streets browsing in and out of charming little shops offering handmade crafts, delicate latticework, whimsical wooden toys and intricately painted porcelain. We sit outside and feast on pastries that look more like art than edibles and ice coffee is reminiscent of ice cream floats.
The local feud became an international one when the two brothers turned, separately, to the Roman general Pompey for help.
We had just moved to Boro Park, fresh from the DP camps. The community was new and small, but we were settling in nicely. I knew how fortunate I was to have almost my whole family survive; most had so much less. Our family was a draw for many who needed that familiar feeling of home. One Shabbos afternoon I answered the door to find one such friend and a couple I did not recognize.
We don't go to hotels; we go to each other's homes.
The customs are more than just charming traditions.
Sometimes a person who rises to heroic heights for the sake of ideals is routed by the day-to-day hardships of living.
We wanted our children to view adoption as a natural, positive thing.
Weizmann’s role as a founding father of the State of Israel is well known; less known is his role as a scientist – specifically as a pioneering biochemist.
Zionist leader, Yiddishist, journalist, and Jewish theoretician and philosopher Nathan Birnbaum (1864-1937), who sometimes used the pseudonyms “Mattisyahu Ascher” or “Mathias Acher,” is one...