The Air Conditioner and Halacha

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for It is a debate that reaches, in similar form, back to the times of Rav Yisroel Salanter zt”l.   Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita cites proofs...

Jews Around The World To Participate In International Yom Limud And Tefillah

By Chaim Gold Selichos is upon us, Rosh Hashanah is around the corner. It is a time for introspection, and tefillah. Moreover, it is the week of the Chofetz Chaim’s...

1,100 Congregations Offer Free High Holiday Entry for College Students

Working with Synagogue Connect, Alpha Epsilon Pi — the world’s leading Jewish college fraternity — has established an online system to match college students from around the world looking...

Bris Milah Under Attack

By Rabbi Reuven Roth, PA-C Over the past few years, several religious practices have come under attack in Europe. For Jews, the two most important practices that have been challenged...

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...

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Controversy erupts over El Al flight diverted to Athens to accomodate Sabbath-observant passengers

By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — An El Al plane travelling on Friday from New York to Israel diverted to Athens to allow Sabbath-observant passengers who...

In light of security situation, going to new elections ‘irresponsible,’ Netanyahu tells nation

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named himself defense minister and said that going to snap elections would be “irresponsible.” “We are in...

MSH Wins Poetry Slam

By: Avygayl Zucker, MSH 2019 The MSH Poetry Slam Team has been preparing for the first Poetry Slam of the year for weeks! This meet...

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