Pittsburgh. Poway. Jersey City. Monsey. These are the locations of brutal, recent anti-Semitic attacks. And that list doesn’t include the myriad anti-Semitic incidents in the past few months in Teaneck, Brooklyn and even my hometown of Elizabeth. As Jews, when we’re under attack, we circle up and watch out for each other. We step up to
This piece will focus on how and why some Ashkenazic Jews—both religious and (later) secular—adopted the Sephardic pronunciation of Hebrew because they deemed it superior to the Ashkenazic one.
Often people will (mistakenly) say something to the effect that there are halachic leniencies to do something for the sake of kiruv. Rav Elyashiv was often quoted as noting that the same Shulchan
In this work, Liat Steir-Livny, a senior lecturer in the department of
From time immemorial man has always wondered what awaited him around the next bend of the river, over the next ridge rising above him or in the valley stretched out below him. Quite often what awaited was more of the same terrain he had just traversed and, no surprise, he failed to
A teenaged hero from Lakewood who is currently facing serious illness has taken the kosher snack world by storm with a new healthy snack that he developed from his hospital bed.
Determined to be productive while dealing with his challenges, he created Shlomo’s Power Bites, a
Teddy Roosevelt once said: Don’t focus on what you don’t have and don’t focus on what your friends do have. Focus instead on where you are, what you do well, and who you are in this very moment. Be thankful for that.”
How can a trip across the world and a cute pair of
Learn the words in Hebrew to figure out the joke below:
Moti met Danny when he was cutting the grass. Danny asked Moti, did your dad promise you a reward for this work? Moti replied that his father promised him a reward if he didn’t (a polite way to say punishment).
Teacher’s Corner: One of the students
In 1938, the young president of the Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon, at great risk to himself and his family and in the face of often insurmountable obstacles, obtained 1,200 transit visas for Jews in Germany and Austria about to be taken to concentration and death camps. His original determination to obtain 10,000 visas was thwarted
For more than 20 years Petachya has been changing the lives of special needs children and their families by providing a comprehensive range of high quality educational and therapeutic services to those with developmental delays, Down syndrome and other disabilities. By placing a special emphasis on mainstreaming special needs
(Courtesy of ZOA) Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Chairman Mark Levenson, Esq. released the following statement:
ZOA is deeply offended that J Street’s leader, Jeremy Ben-Ami, physically embraced and double-kissed Holocaust-denying Palestinian Authority (PA)
One thing that never sat well with me was the idea of bribing children to do good things. Prizes for brushing your teeth, mitzvah notes for not hitting your sister, and cash awards for cleaning your room. You’re supposed to be good for nothing—I mean, without pay!
The truth is, though, that it’s