Rogosnitzky’s New CD Sets Reveal the Soul of High Holiday Davening

By Sandy Eller Three times a day, we open our Siddurim and our hearts to the Ribbono shel Olam. As much as tefillah plays a large part in our everyday...

Woodbourne Shul Winds Down Unprecedented Summer

By Dov Levy The summer vacation season is winding down, but tefillos continue full force at the historic Woodbourne Shul on Route 52. It was another whirlwind summer of constant...

Emerging Author Jesse Bogner Covers Everything From Kabbalah to Trump

What’s at the intersection of Judaism, politics and spirituality? It’s a literary niche being carved out by up-and-coming writer Jesse Bogner, a student of leading international authority on Kabbalah...

Preservation Project in Lubavitch Made Possible by Lawrence Donor

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF), together with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement and Geder Avos Jewish Heritage Group, Inc., held a historic unveiling ceremony on Aug. 26 of a new...

Muslim Zanzibar Gets Its First Jewish Center

Winding alleyways make their way past carved doors before spilling into crowded marketplaces. Zanzibar, today an autonomous part of the East African country of Tanzania, was once, not too...

The Klausenberger Rebbe and the Shalom Zachar

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for Written in honor of the shalom zachar of our seventh grandchild. While in Auschwitz, the Klausenberger Rebbe was shot in the arm.  He was afraid...

HASC Kollel: A Kollel Like No Other

Camp HASC’s Toras Chesed kollel differs from other kollels in a significant and uniquely beautiful way: it is integrated in a manner that is not typical elsewhere and which...

Aliyah Journal: From Dreaming to Doing

By Jessica Cutter It’s hard to say when or what exactly drove me to want to make aliyah. There were many little things, many bigger things, but overall it was...

A Look at Faith and Fasting Ahead of Yom Kippur

Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40 percent of American Jews and 60 percent of Israeli Jews fast on the...

Nurturing the Tefillah of Our Children

By Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, LCSW-R As a son of a community rabbi and principal, one of my earliest memories is of dreading the High Holy Days. I used to literally...

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