From the Chassidic Masters: Seeing and Believing

By Rabbi Eli Touger When the Torah names a place, the name describes not only a geographic location, but also a state of mind and a spiritual set of circumstances....

From Where I Stand: Va’eira, Prisoners Of Patience

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman והוצאתי אתכם מתחת סבלות מצרים And I shall take you out from under the burdens of Egypt. —Sh’mos 6:6 We keep hearing about tolerance. Be accepting of other people,...

Inside Out: Seeing With Your Eyes Closed

By Yochanan Gordon This article is kind of out of order, but for a column called “Inside Out,” I guess that is par for the course. While I have been...

Halachic Musings: Checking Quinoa

  Last month a kashrus alert was issued regarding quinoa. It seems that quinoa sold in the Northeastern United States was found to be infested with bugs due to issues...

British Chief Rabbi Uninvited from London Daf Yomi Celebration

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was disinvited from a major event marking the completion of the Daf Yomi cycle, the 7.5-year project of studying a page...

At 17, I’m the Youngest Woman to Complete the Daf Yomi Cycle

EFRAT, West Bank (JTA) — I didn’t start learning the Talmud to take a stand or voice an opinion. When I started learning a page of Talmud per day (Daf Yomi)...

Hadran Alach — We Have Returned To You

  By Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites These days, extraordinary events are taking place all over the world. Some of them are in the presence of...

The Third Revolution: Women and Daf Yomi

By Yochanan Gordon For all the controversy surrounding the significance or lack thereof of the secular New Year, with the Siyum HaShas having taken place on New Year’s Day, there...

Bloom on Parashat Vayechi: Yosef’s Tomb

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute In this week’s parashah, Yosef has his brothers swear to bring his bones back to the Land of Israel upon their ultimate redemption: “When...

Halachic Musings: Time to Arm Ourselves

  There is a Midrash in Eichah Rabba (chapter two) that is instructive. It tells us (in the reverse order that follows): If they tell you that there is Torah...
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USHMM Works to Preserve Evidence of the Holocaust

By Rochelle Miller The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is in a race against time to collect and preserve the evidence of...

Jewish News Wins 18-Month Legal Battle Against Polish Nationalist Group

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A London-based Jewish newspaper did not have to use the term “German Nazis” an appeals court in Warsaw ruled,...

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