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TorahAnytime, All The Time A Lifeline Of Inspiration

Rabbi Avrohom Dovid Weisz was just 31 years old when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2005.

Anticipating The Geulah

Are we not walking down the road to redemption?

Inclement Weather No Match For Celebrate Israel Parade

As always, though, the heart and soul of the parade were the marching bands, singing groups, and hundreds of day schools and organizations representing virtually all segments of the Jewish community.

Gifts Of Love

This son also bought me a real china knickknack - a mamma goose sheltering her gosling under her wing.

Preparing For Pesach Spiritually, Not Just Physically

We all know that cleaning the house for Pesach is a mitzvah, but what are our thoughts as we fulfill it?

Toynbee’s Anti-Semitism And Herzog’s Great Debate

He went through a list of other nations that, according to Toynbee himself, had committed atrocities, including the British in Ireland and the French in Syria.

On Rye Please, Hold The Stereotypes

In an effort to procrastinate, I occasionally like to bounce some ideas around. As I work from home with only my two cats for company, this often means waiting until my children return home from school.

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.

Returning To Beit Lechem – With Idealism And Faith

“Rachel has cried enough,” Stern said. “Now it’s time to give her something to smile about.”

The Building of an Eruv – An Electrifying Experience in More Ways than One!

"The source of blessings is You, Hashem, our A'Mighty, King of the Universe who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this time."

Detroit Students Make History At Hidon HaTanach

"The eight finalists include Elizabeth Goldmeier, Yeshivat Akiva, Southfield, Michigan; Dovi Nadel, Yeshivat Akiva, Southfield, Michigan"

For These We Cry: Rabi Chananya ben Teradyon

"Rabi, if I make the flames hotter and remove the wool sponges from your heart, will you bring me to the World to Come?"

Beneath Barrage Of Missiles, A Glint Of Humor And Hope

SDEROT, Israel - A small workingclass town lying just a short distance from Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, Sderot is a city filled with residents crying desperately to be heard.

Studying The Holocaust

Often my students would question how human beings could be so cruel as to starve men, women, and children to death

The Jewish WWI Military Contribution To Germany

The German Military High Command through War Minister Wild von Hohenborn ordered the Judenzählung (1916), a despicable Jewish census designed to confirm the lack of patriotism among German Jews.

A Feud For The Ages: A History of the Jews and the Church...

There is no question that relations between the Jews and the Church have improved immensely since Vatican II.

Before The Deluge: The Jews Of The U.S.

On August 22 1654, the Sephardic Jew Jacob Bar-Simson landed in New Amsterdam. It appears he came from Holland. In the beginning of September of the same year, twenty-three Jews set sail for New Amsterdam, refugees from Pernambuco [Translator’s Note: Dutch South America). The ship Saint Charles, which functioned as the Jewish equivalent of the Mayflower for the first Jewish immigration to North America, brought them to the city today known as New York.

NCSY Introduces Bencher App At Yarchei Kallah

The app is a virtual version of the household staple in the Jewish community, with over 2.5 million copies printed and with numerous translations including German, Hungarian, Russian, and Spanish.

Yom Kippur Davening Times

Although the Tel Aviv bombing was one of the few occasions during the war when the Axis powers caused Jewish deaths in Eretz Yisrael, it has been largely forgotten.

Giant Dreidel Featured At Thanksgiving Parade

This year’s parade, the 87th annual extravaganza of marching bands, floats, and giant balloons, featured something really unique and different: a balloon/float of a large blue dreidel.

Yehudi Menuhin’s Mixed Record On Judaism And Israel

Best known for his technical mastery and emotional playing, Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) was one of the 20th century’s most distinguished violinists (as well as...

As Survivors Pass, Holocaust Memoir Genre Braces For Significant Transformation

“Most grew up with the Holocaust as a silent, dark mystery,” said Dr. Jerry Jennings, a clinical psychologist who has published three Holocaust memoirs on behalf of survivors. “They were denied the truth of what deeply shaped their parents’ and their own upbringing and they have strong emotions about touching a subject that was explicitly or implicitly forbidden by the parent.”

As The Nazi Threat Loomed, 300 Jews Escaped To… Haiti

No visas to the U.S. were issued until mid-1940. The U.S. consulate informed the refugees that their arrival in the U.S. would deprive Americans of jobs.

Solzhenitsyn And Wiesel

Wiesel’s somewhat inconsistent position on Solzhenitsyn reflected both praise and disappointment.

Beyond The Pale

If the people lacked for material things, the Pale was spiritually rich.

Inspiration, Education And More At Annual Kosher Food Bloggers Conference

There is a lot of creativity in the food blogging community and not only in the kitchen.

Sword And Sandal (And Tzitzis)

Despite having no Hollywood connections to speak of, Perez began the work of first learning how to write a screenplay, then putting all of his research into a script.

Power and Politics (Part IV): The Italki Community

Even before the Renaissance, the meager scattering of sources that reveal the Italki experience suggest that Jewish influence was alive and well on the peninsula.

Remember The Struma!

The nations of the world left the vessel to sit rotting in the water during one of the coldest winters in decades and with its starving and freezing passengers abandoned.

How Four Partisan Brothers Saved Over A Thousand Jews

With the danger of being discovered always a possibility, the partisans not only moved around in the forest, but also eliminated any collaborators.

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