Power of the Rebbe: Empowering the Individual

  By Rabbi Pesach Schmerling Chabad of Far Rockaway This Thursday, the 3rd of Tammuz, marks the 26th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt’l, yet he continues to impact world Jewry and...

Back to Basics: The View of a Jew

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon In preparation for the 24th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt’l, this gimmel Tammuz (Shabbos, June 16), I will be dedicating three essays to his teachings and...

Shliach From Montana: The Rebbe’s 26th Yahrzeit

This week is a hard one for me. Thursday, the 3rd of Tammuz (June 25, 2020) is the Rebbe’s 26th yahrzeit, and for the first time since 1994, the...

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...

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...

Yochanan Gordon: The Bar Mitzvah That Was

  Last week, I wrote about the date on which the bar mitzvah of our son, Nison, was initially scheduled to be celebrated, but which had to be rescheduled due...

Mordechai Young: Sanity Beneath the Surface

By Rabbi Mordechai Young A rebbe of mine, Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland, a rebbe in Sh’or Yoshuv, noted author and chazzan, always makes Torah learning fun and enjoyable! He asked why...

Halachic Musings: U.S. Marine of Today, Chofetz Chaim’s Talmid of Yesterday

  It happened in the summer of 1914 or 1915 to a student of the Chofetz Chaim, Ephraim Leibowitz. And it happened again this week, about 105 years later, to...

Bagel Store: Life Inside and Out

Some shuls say that you should not attend services if you are over age 65. Others suggest people age 62 and up not attend shul. These protocols have been...

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...
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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

JNS.org – 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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