Yoetzet Program Features Wine and Women Event

By Lisa Septimus My oldest daughter was on her middle school debate team. Every time she was assigned a new topic, she would feel the pressure to come up with...

JNet Honors Volunteers at Jewish Children’s Museum

Hundreds of JNet volunteers gathered Monday at the Jewish Children’s Museum for their sixth annual volunteer appreciation event, which honors the volunteers who dedicate time weekly to learn with...

Chukas: Dealing With Embarrassment

By R’ Mordechai Young As a teenager, I went to Queens for Simchas Torah one year, since many of my friends were spending the chag there. At night, walking home...

Cheaters Never Win

About a week ago, a junior at the prestigious Bronx High School of Science was taking the U.S. History Regents exam. On his lap, during the test, was a...

Bloom on Shelach: Unique Mitzvah of Challah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute This week’s parashah should have been a party for all of those involved in the mitzvot tied to the Land of Israel. In Shelach,...

A Study In Megalomania: Korach

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute When a major general is told that he will not be promoted to be the next chief-of-staff, he feels deeply disappointed—sometimes to the point...

Looking Back on the Kerestirer Rebbe

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum For the past several years, a large group of chassidim have been traveling to an important gravesite in Hungary, to...

Islamic Terrorists Bomb Egyptian-Gaza Border Base

Islamic terrorists destroyed part of an Egyptian security building at Rafiah Saturday night, challenging Cairo’s control over the Sinai after the ceasefire with Israel. No one was injured in...

Torah, Chuppah, And Ma’asim Tovim

This past Sunday was a memorable day for our family! We made a hachnasas sefer Torah that will not be forgotten. As we danced with this new Torah,...

Halachic Musings: Priest Wearing Tefillin

It was a strange sight to behold — a priest wearing tefillin. The picture was taken at the burial site of Dovid HaMelech, located on Har Tzion in the Old...
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