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NCSY Hosts Thousands of Teens for Largest-Ever “Yom NCSY” in Israel

Rishon LeZion, Israel – More than 3,000 teen campers, staff, alumni, and parents on 21 Israel-based NCSY programs and one Yachad summer program celebrated Yom NCSY July 13, an annual...

THE YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREAT NECK TO INSTALL THEIR SECOND RABBI IN 48 YEARS...

GREAT NECK, NY -- In August 2020, Rabbi Yaakov Lerner, the original Rabbi of the Young Israel of Great Neck (“YIGN”) synagogue, retired after 45 years of leading the...

For this rabbi near Surfside, the High Holidays are for processing communal grief

(JTA) — If there’s one thing Rabbi Sholom Lipskar wants to remember from the aftermath of the Surfside condo collapse in June, it’s the small cards that he distributed...

Chabad rabbis took their first group photo since the pandemic — and were fined...

(JTA) — For Chabad-Lubavitch, major events aren’t over until they take a group photograph. The tradition, covering the international Hasidic movement, creates much more than a souvenir. It has also...

‘We’ve lost almost an entire year’: COVID-fatigued communities prepare for a distanced Purim

(JTA) — In any other year, the mask-decorating party planned for later this month at Congregation Beth El Ner Tamid in Broomall, Pennsylvania, would make perfect sense: Costumes are...

Discovery: Binding of the Vilna Gaon’s Tanach

In the last few days, an item of great historic significance was revealed in Jerusalem with the unveiling of the binding of the volume of Tanach used and learned...

Biden and Slabodka – Lehavdil

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It happened during the swearing in ceremony itself. “If you’re ever working with me, and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to...

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls for A National Return to Civility, Dialogue and...

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—calls for a national return to civility, dialogue and respect. Tragically, we live in challenging times in terms of...

How Did Moshe Rabbeinu Become Moshe Rabbeinu?

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rav Nenedick zt"l was Rav Aharon Kotler's Mashgiach in Kletzk. It is said of Moshe Rabbeinu in the Torah, “Bechol Baisi Ne’eman hu – in all My...
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