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...

Early Bird Registration for OU’s Torah New York Ends March 18

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...

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...

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...

From Good To Great: YU Online Course Teaches Rabbis The Art Of Public...

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future and affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) recently launched “Drashas and Shiurim: From Good to Great,” a continuing rabbinic...

Protecting Lives

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, by someone with an affiliation to an anti-Semitic group, has caused the entire nation to...

Even The Most Broken Pieces Can Be Put Back Together

By Chanie Hertz Torah Academy For Girls Ever since I was little, no matter where I went, people would stare at me. Some would laugh and others would pity me, whispering...

The Disappearing Jewish Woman

By Rabbi Gil Student Separate entrances. Sky-high mechitzos. Publications without pictures of women. Some people take the growing frequency of these and similar phenomena as a sign that women are...

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Flooded Wilmington, N.C. Preparing for Yom Kippur

As the 25-hour Yom Kippur fast approaches, Wilmington’s Jews are unsure whether they will have sufficient supplies and shelter before the fast begins. Rabbis,...

New Jersey AG Settles Mahwah Eruv Lawsuit

New Jersey’s Jewish residents, as well as all residents in favor of reasonable free practice of religion, breathed a sigh of relief when a...

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The Seasons supermarket chain of nine stores, including Central Avenue in Lawrence, New York, filed for bankruptcy protection according to court papers available online...

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