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Top scholars to address #METOO, addiction, and politics at 2nd Annual Day of Learning April 29 NEW YORK – Leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders will be featured...

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The Spiritual Food Cycle By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon As we find ourselves between Purim and Pesach, foods of different types take on extra meaning and deserve some attention to ensure that...

From Where I Stand

Bar Mitzvahs and Parshas Vayakhel By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “See G-d has appointed Betzalel, the son of Uri, the son of Chur of the tribe of Judah.” —Sh’mos 35:30. Chur, Betzalel’s grandfather,...

From Kiddush Clubs to Purim Parties: What Are We Teaching Our Kids?

By Zvi Gluck While there are many people and organizations that issue pre-Purim warnings about excessive alcohol consumption, the sad reality is that drinking is a concern in our community...

Law to help ‘agunot’ passes first reading in Knesset

(March 6, 2018 / JNS) A new bill that would allow Israel’s rabbinical courts to extend sanctions to non-Israeli Jewish men who refuse to grant divorces, also called gets in Hebrew, to their wives passed...

A Rabbi’s Take On #METOO

by Rabbi Tuvia Teldon My wife and I moved to Long Island over 40 years ago. Both of us are shomer negiah, and throughout the years we’ve never touched members...

Unmasking The Purim Paradox

By Yochanan Gordon The month of Adar is synonymous with joy and festivities. And while there is great depth and significance to the joy of Purim, it is the type...

When Compromise Is Not Enough

By Rabbi Zev Meir Friedman Recently, Poland passed its controversial and widely condemned Holocaust law that criminalized open and honest talk about Polish complicity during the Holocaust. Those who speak about...

New Study Shows Religion Can Make You Feel Better—Or Worse—Depending On Your Spirituality

A new study has found that participating in religious activities improved mood among those with depression and bipolar disorder, but only those who truly valued religion reaped these mood-boosting...

Who Is Entitled To Charity?

By Rabbi Meir Orlian It was almost Purim, and the bima in shul was covered with charity boxes for matanos la’evyonim and zecher l’machatzis ha’shekel. The boxes represented a full array...

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