Shliach From Montana: Shehecheyanu Moments From the Sukkah

By Rabbi Chaim Bruk It was the first night of Sukkos as our family gathered in our frozen sukkah with about 30 members of our community. Locals of all different backgrounds,...

Jewish Bible Returns to Spain After Centuries

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — One of the world’s oldest, most ornate and most expensive copies of the Hebrew Bible has returned from Britain to northern Spain, where it was created...

Yochanan Gordon: Fallen Sukkahs and Decreased Revenue

  By Yochanan Gordon Sukkos is a beautiful yom tov. Coming on the heels of the far more intense and majestic holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, connected by the...

Book Review: ‘Be, Become, Bless: Jewish Spirituality Between East and West’

By Alan Jotkowitz The search for a more authentic and intensive spiritual experience is growing in the Orthodox Jewish community. Whether you call it Neo-Chassidism, Breslov, Rav Kook, or Chabad...

Bereishis: It’s A Brand-New World

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman For a change, let’s talk a little philosophy. From the first verse of the Torah it seems that once upon a “time” there was nothing. Then...

R. Ginzberg: Appreciating the Significance of a Berachah

By Rabbi Aryeh Ginzberg When a person reaches the age of 60, which the Mishnah in Avos describes as the age of “ziknah,” by then he should have a solid understanding...

Local Educators Part of OU Women’s Initiative Simchat Torah Program

  The Orthodox Union's Women’s Initiative is partnering with more than 40 synagogues in 16 U.S. states and one Canadian province to provide shiurim for women on Simchat Torah morning...

Kohelet: The ‘Wright’ Motivation

By Danyel Goldberg Shulamith High School Assistant Principal אֹהֵ֥ב כֶּ֨סֶף֙ לֹֽא־יִשְׂבַּ֣ע כֶּ֔סֶף וּמִֽי־אֹהֵ֥ב בֶּֽהָמ֖וֹן לֹ֣א תְבוּאָ֑ה גַּם־זֶ֖ה הָֽבֶל Whoever loves silver will not be sated with silver, and he who loves a...

Halachic Musings: 19 Sukkos Rulings of Rav Elyashiv

Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell us of what they had...

Sukkot: The Etrog

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute The mitzvah of taking the arba’ah minim on Sukkot is the paradigm of hiddur mitzvah. Since the Torah refers to the etrog as “the...
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