The Shuls We Attend

It is something that most of us have in common—attending shul services with regularity, most of us on a daily basis. This is not a shul study but rather...

The Sugar Tax

Israel is about to undergo some important changes that can hopefully be sustained for the long run. After a year of Israel existing without any true direction, it is...

Darchei Torah At 50

It’s a great tribute and act of recognition to gather together on one night a year to express your support for an institution, a school, or, in this case,...

Jerusalem Diary, Part 2

There was really no sign of Christmas anywhere, even on the exact day of the holiday itself. And that lack of presence, by the way, is one of the...

Larceny And Lashon Ha’ra

This is a difficult article to write, due to the fact that it is both sensitive and challenging, which is one of the main reasons there are so many...

Jerusalem Diary

I’ve never seen the streets of Jerusalem as filled with people as they are this year, making many narrow byways difficult to navigate. And I am referring only to...

My Chanukah

The fiery torches line some of the roadways in Israel. As the days tick away, they take on the shape of improvised Chanukah menorahs. After a COVID-induced interruption of several...

Prayerful Time

The dispute used to be about whether to allow prayer in the classrooms of our public schools. Somehow that debate has taken a backseat to outrageously distracting issues that...

New Kids In Town

Why is it that when the people go to vote and a majority expresses that they want to be led by a right-wing government, that collective decision is so...

Meet Your Bashert

Sender Schwartz was a little older, he says, when he got married, and it was at that point that he decided that he was going to build an organization...
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Netanyahu Expected to Freeze Judicial Reforms Amid Mass Civil Disobedience

(March 27, 2023 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to freeze his government’s judicial reform program on Monday. He is set to deliver a speech...

True Character

Each one of Masechet Avot’s perakim begins with a central teaching. The fourth perek opens with Ben Zoma’s definition of four characters: the...

Heard In The Matzah Factory No More: A 5TJT Fan Relates

By Chaim Yehuda Meyer I read with great interest Larry Gordon’s article, “The History of Cake” (March 17, 2023). Mr. Gordon reminiscences about the Passover...


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