Jedwab: The Million-Dollar Question

By Dr. Gila Jedwab I had a conversation with a friend this week. We talked about why I have been so worried about G-d’s feelings during this crisis. He asked...

Chukat: The Benefits of Not Understanding

By Rabbi Mordechai Young When I was a bachur, I had an interesting conversation with some friends in yeshiva. We discussed the mitzvah of reading through the weekly parashah (shnayim...

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto: Revolution in the Heart

  One man, beleaguered and weakened by illness, reaches deep into the hearts of millions of Jews with soul-wrenching words that inspire repentance and kindness * The wondrous phenomenon of...

‘A Statement That Should Really Be Unnecessary’

By Rabbi Yaakov Klass I’m being called upon to issue a statement that should really be unnecessary. Need we issue any statement in the matter of the ownership of our...

Halachic Musings: A Heated Argument About Temperature

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Will there be a second wave of COVID-19? How bad will it be? Will shuls have to close again? If it does come, will shuls buy...

Ethiopian Rosh Yeshiva Resigns From Knesset Over Demeaning Comments

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — An incoming member of the Knesset from the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party resigned his candidacy after coming under fire for public lectures that demeaned women. Rabbi...

Halachic Musings: Is the Pandemic Over?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Can we go back to shul now?” “Do we really need that mask and “Safer Torah Shield?” “Is it still safek pikuach nefesh?” These questions and more are being...

BACH Jewish Center Taps Dynamic Rabbi to Lead Growth

  Bachurei Chemed – BACH Jewish Center (BACH) is turning to one of the modern Orthodox world’s most dynamic young spiritual leaders, Rabbi Benny Berlin, to lead the congregation into...

Yair Hoffman: Was De Blasio Right?

Q: How do we get a chillul Hashem, an embarrassment, a pshiya karov l’meizid, and a demonstration of ingratitude, and wrap it all in one? A: When even after having...

The Pomegranate: Part I

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute We customarily eat pomegranate seeds on Rosh Hashanah and say: “May it be G-d’s will …. that we be full of good deeds like...
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New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Holocaust Education

BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – New Hampshire will mandate Holocaust and genocide prevention education under a bill passed overwhelmingly by its House of Representatives. If Gov....

French Court: Painting Looted During Holocaust Belongs to Jewish Collector – A French appeals court ruled against an American couple that sought to get back the 1887 painting called La Cueillette des Pois (“Picking...

13 Jewish Facts About ‘Hamilton’ Just in Time for Its Streaming Premiere

This story originally appeared on Kveller. BY ARIELLE KAPLAN In the ultimate COVID-19 silver lining, the Broadway smash “Hamilton“ will be available to stream from the comfort of your...

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