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Biden and Slabodka – Lehavdil

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It happened during the swearing in ceremony itself. “If you’re ever working with me, and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to...

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls for A National Return to Civility, Dialogue and...

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—calls for a national return to civility, dialogue and respect. Tragically, we live in challenging times in terms of...

How Did Moshe Rabbeinu Become Moshe Rabbeinu?

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rav Nenedick zt"l was Rav Aharon Kotler's Mashgiach in Kletzk. It is said of Moshe Rabbeinu in the Torah, “Bechol Baisi Ne’eman hu – in all My...

What Blessing Is Appropriate Upon Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine?

(JTA) — Jewish liturgy offers blessings for seemingly every occasion, from ritual moments (such as lighting Shabbat candles) to sublime experiences (seeing a rainbow) to mundane acts (going to the...

Musings of a Shliach From Montana: Keeping the Spirit Alive

This past Shabbos, we blessed the new month of Kislev. We normally celebrate the annual Chabad Lubavitch shluchim conference in New York at this time of year. Along with...

Trump Administration Plans In-Person Hanukkah Party

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump White House is throwing an in-person Hanukkah party, one of a series of recent events the administration has held despite coronavirus concerns. The reception...

More Than 1,000 Teens Participate in NCSY’s ‘One Shabbos’

  More than 1,000 teens participated in NCSY’s “One Shabbos” initiative, part of the global “Shabbos Project” celebrations held around the world this past weekend. From Thursday evening through Saturday...

Bring Shabbat Home in More Than 1,600 Cities Worldwide

(JNS) In a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, the seventh annual international Shabbat Project is organizing virtual pre-Shabbat events and providing educational materials for an intimate home-based Shabbat experience...

Message to My Colleagues: Don’t Mix Rabbinics and Politics

By Rabbi Pinchas Allouche We live in unprecedented times. On the one hand, the global coronavirus pandemic has united us in ways that we could not have imagined. In spite of...

Bagel Store: Outdoor Davening Means Cold Nose, Warm Heart

The moment of truth is approaching for the plethora of outdoor minyanim that came into existence with the advent of the global pandemic. Which minyanim are going to stay...
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‘Jewish ideas poison people,’ State Department official writes on Christian nationalist blog

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By Toby Klein Greenwald It is always amazing to me how there are families who react to unbearable tragedy by creating something deeply meaningful and...

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The i-Shine Chai Lifeline Purim Party was a smashing success! During these difficult times, simchas Purim is so important for families, and i-Shine was...

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