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The Tefillin Strap Controversy By Rabbi Yair Hoffman

There is a new controversy gradually brewing which has a number of Rabbis visibly upset at some of the Sofrim who deal in the sale of Tefillin.  And the...

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna to Serve As Chief Rabbi of UAE Jewish Community

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, the New York University chaplain, will be the first chief rabbi of the Jewish Community of the United Arab Emirates. David Weinberg,...

Jewish Agency’s Memorial Ceremony Honors Synagogue Shooting Victims

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The victims of the synagogue shooting attacks in Pittsburgh and Poway were honored during the Jewish Agency for Israel’s memorial service for Yom Hazikaron,...

A Moshe Rabbeinu for Each Generation

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon In honor of the 11th of Nissan next week, which is the Rebbe’s birthday, I would like to share some thoughts about our Rebbe. I find that it...

Eric Fingerhut to leave Hillel for Jewish Federations of North America

Hillel International announced on Thursday that Eric Fingerhut will be leaving as president and CEO for the Jewish Federations of North America in that same role. The Cleveland Jewish News...

How Did May Get to Be Jewish American History Month?

(JTA) — Only one religious group in the United States has a federally proclaimed month celebrating its history: the Jews. In 2006, President George W. Bush officially declared May as...

A Guide To An Israeli Butcher Shop

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When Americans travel to Israel for yom tov, they often do one of two things: A. They either bring their choice cuts of meats from the United...

Famed ‘Holocaust Rebbe’ Menachem Mendel Taub Dies at 96

Head of the Kaliv Hasidic dynasty and Holocaust remembrance advocate Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub passed away on Sunday at his home in Jerusalem at the age of 96. Thousands attended...

Torah Academy For Girls 55th Annual Dinner, February 20

According to dinner chairmen Eliyahu Berger and Yehuda Biber, the 55th annual dinner of Torah Academy for Girls promises to be an event that will touch the hearts of...

Jewish Community Center Opens In Anatevka

Anatevka, a small Jewish refugee town 30 kilometers west of Kiev,  Ukraine, hosted the official opening of Beit Shmuel, a new community rehab center funded by the Euro-Asian Jewish...
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Arson Suspected in Mevo Modi’im Blaze

Investigations into the fire which destroyed the Mevo Modi’im community last week have determined that the evidence points to arson. Israel’s National Fire and Rescue...

Fire Department Asks Community to Pause and Remember

A moment of silence on Memorial Day In 2000, Congress enacted the National Moment of Remembrance to further honor American fallen war heroes. All citizens...

Germans Warned of Risks of Wearing Kippah in Public

BERLIN (JTA) – It is dangerous to identify publicly as Jewish in Germany, including wearing a kippah, Germany’s commissioner on antisemitism said. In a wide-ranging...

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