Matanos L’Evyonim: An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The mitzvah of matanos l’evyonim on Purim is discussed in the Gemara at the bottom of Megillah 7a. The mitzvah is to give at least one...

Purim Kvell

By Klara In the spirit of Purim and v’nahafoch hu, there will be no kvetching in this week’s column. So what’s the opposite of kvetching? Well, there’s praising, complimenting, and showing...

Hop and Happy Mess: Falling in Love With Sukkot

For Yael Michaely, her husband Boaz, and their three young children, feeling at home in their new country began in earnest one autumn evening in 2004. For these Israelis recently...

Unmasking The Purim Paradox

By Yochanan Gordon The month of Adar is synonymous with joy and festivities. And while there is great depth and significance to the joy of Purim, it is the type...

Haredi Soldiers Distributed 2,000 Mishloach Manot To Patients While On Army Leave

While on holiday leave from the army, Haredi soldiers from the Netzach Yehuda Brigade chose to devote their long-awaited vacation day to visiting the sick in hospitals around Israel...

Prepping For Purim

By Rabbi Yitzie Ross With Purim around the corner, I wanted to share something with you that might be useful to many parents out there. It used to be that many...

Can We Bring the Korban Pesach This Year?

An Analysis by Rabbi Yair Hoffman This week, three girls in Israel were detained by the Israel Police. The girls are activists of the Return to the Mount (Chozrim LaHar)...

Second Annual Purim Party At Sephardic Congregation Of Hewlett

A jolly time was had by the large group who came to celebrate on Wednesday, February 28 at Sephardic Congregation of Hewlett (SCOH) under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi...

Trump Pledges Support for Jewish Victims of Hate in Hanukkah Message

(JTA) — “Light will always break through the darkness,” President Donald Trump said in a Presidential Message released for Hanukkah. “Melania and I send our warmest greetings to our Jewish...

Lighting The Menorah

In the stores these days, there are myriad varieties of candles and oils to use for Chanukah lights. However, it is clear that the choicest way to fulfill the...
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