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A Very Hong Kong Chanukah

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.

In The Beginning

When the Rebbe died, everyone grieved, but no one grieved like Pappa did.

A Family Treasure

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.

Survival Of A Legacy

The Ritchie Boys were approximately 9,000 US servicemen who received their training at the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie, Maryland.

Our Whacky World

I do not suggest abandoning civilization for a pristine desert island or a hilltop in Judea or Samaria.

Are Gedolim Portraits Authentic?

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.

Yehudit

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.

Fifth Annual Kosher Halftime Show Kicks Off On Nachum Segal Network Feb. 4

Anyone who appreciates a mix of football, unique commercials, and Jewish music will be thrilled with our KHS 2018 presentation.

Seize The Moment

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.

The Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve: Oasis In The Desert.

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.

A Bubby’s Task

I was deeply insulted. Did I raise a brood of battered kids?

Before The Deluge: Jews Of The Mediterranean Islands (Part II)

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.

Magical Fruit In The Golan Heights

"Spot On,” our semi-regular feature on off-the-beaten-track places in Israel, takes us to the Golan

Standing Room Only Crowd as Teaneck Takes Stand Against Abuse and Addiction at Amudim...

We now know that we have a captive audience who is listening and we have to drive that listening into action.

A Call To Arms

We must show them that being a true Jew is being true to one's people as well as to oneself.

A Shul With A Story: Baron Hirsch Synagogue (Part II)

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.

Reflections On Jewish Budapest

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.

A Feud For The Ages: A History Of The Jews And The Church (Part...

The local feud became an international one when the two brothers turned, separately, to the Roman general Pompey for help.

I Will Hold Your Empty Hand

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.

Flowing With The Stream

We don't go to hotels; we go to each other's homes.

The Tallis And The Wimpel

The customs are more than just charming traditions.

The Maccabees: Ideal Idealists

Sometimes a person who rises to heroic heights for the sake of ideals is routed by the day-to-day hardships of living.

Our Cabbage Patch Adoptions

We wanted our children to view adoption as a natural, positive thing.

Chaim Weizmann And The Weizmann Institute

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.

Nathan Birnbaum, Founder Of ‘Zionism’

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...

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