Tazria: The Eternal Covenant

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman וביום השמיני ימול בשר ערלתו And on the eighth day the foreskin of his flesh shall be circumcised. — Vayikra 12:3 The above verse comes from the opening lines...

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...

Parashat Eikev: On Rain and Relationship

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “There the grain you sowed had to be watered by your feet,” (Chagai Huberman, Parashah Eretz Yisraelit; translated and edited by Rabbi Moshe Bloom). “For...

Renovation And New Torah Scroll Highlight QC Hillel Metamorphosis

Queens College Hillel celebrates major milestones in its recent efforts to “turn commuter into community.” Traditionally attended mostly by commuters, a resurgent Hillel and a growing residential culture on...

The Oz Vehadar Torah Scholarship Phenomenon, Part II

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum Parashas Yisro, this week’s Torah reading, chronicles the dramatic giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. This gives us a...

Tetzaveh: Missing Moshe

From Where I Stand By Rabbi Yossy Goldman ואתה תצוה “And you shall command.” —Sh’mos 27:20 A seemingly dubious distinction belongs to this week’s parashah, Tetzaveh. It is the only reading in the Torah,...

Tens of Thousands Flock to Hebron for Shabbat Chayei Sarah

Jews from around the world made a pilgrimage to the city of Hebron over the weekend to pay homage to the Jewish biblical matriarch Sarah, whose death led to...

Acheinu’s Kiruv Conference: Cultivating A Taste For Torah

By Chaim Gold Mesikus haTorah! How does one taste the sweetness of Torah learning? How can parents and educators inculcate in children and teens true enjoyment from learning Torah? How...

Business Halacha From The BHI Hotline

Who Owns The Mishloach Manos? Q: I gave my son some mishloach manos to deliver. After he left, I called him and told him not to deliver one of them...

Chief Rabbi Wants Jews to Extend Shabbat to Protest Eurovision Timing

(JTA) — Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, called on Jews to extend by 20 minutes the time they observe Shabbat this week to protest its violation during the...
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  The week of February 4 was designated as PAUSE — Pausing and Understanding Speech’s Effect — Week at the Stella K. Abraham High School...

SKA Students Embrace Opportunities for Friendship

Ninth graders at  the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had a great time “painting the night” on motzaei Shabbat, February 8. Led...

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THE JERUSALEM POST -- An Israeli couple who had been traveling aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship were diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday morning and are...

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