Parashat Emor: Sacrifices From Our Produce

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather...

Back to Basics: The Mysterious ‘Unaffiliated’ Jew

Across America Jewish organizations have a strong common bond. They all spend much time trying to figure out what makes the “unaffiliated” Jew tick. These Jews wield tremendous power...

Chief Rabbi of Morocco’s Heartrending Call: ‘We Must Keep Our Children!

In a lecture broadcast to thousands of viewers worldwide, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto delivers dire warning of assimilation * Economic crisis instigated by coronavirus pandemic endangers hundreds of children in...

Letter of Encouragement From Gedolim

2 Iyar 5780 To our Honorable Friends, Gaonim. Teachers of Torah, Roshei Yeshiva of our Holy Yeshivos, and Mashgichim, shlita, With the opening of the post-Pesach zman, with the help of...

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...

Fly-Bys, Flags on Rooftops Mark Israel’s Independence Day

Military jets flew in formation over Tel Aviv’s deserted parks and streets on Wednesday, cheered on from rooftops by flag-waving residents in face masks as Israel marked its Independence Day under...

Israeli Leaders Ring in Subdued Independence Day Celebrations

Israel kicked off festivities marking its 72nd Independence Day on Tuesday night with the traditional torch-lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. Due to coronavirus-related restrictions, the event was pre-recorded...

FIDF Offers Online Celebration of Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) will host virtual celebrations of the birthday of the state of Israel. On Tuesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. EST, there will...

From Where I Stand: Acharei Mot

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman If anyone was bent on convincing us that Torah is old-fashioned, this would be a good parashah to prove it. Vayikra (Chapter 18) contains the Bible’s...

Israelis Sing ‘Hatikvah’ on Balconies at End of Memorial Day Ceremony

At the end of Monday night’s nationally-televised Memorial Day ceremony, many Israelis across the country went on to their balconies or porches and sang the national anthem, “Hatikvah.” The annual...
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BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Wonder of wonders: “Fiddler on the Roof” is returning to the big screen. MGM will produce a remake of the iconic 1964...

Former YU Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm Dies at 92

NEW YORK (JTA) – Norman Lamm, the prolific author and Modern Orthodox rabbi who headed Yeshiva University for nearly three decades, died Sunday. He...

Opportunity to Write Sefer Torah, Benefit Misaskim

  Every one of us was shattered each time we heard about another member of Klal Yisrael who succumbed to the coronavirus. We cried and...

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