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If you ask most Jews, “What is the name of the next holy day after Rosh Hashanah,” they would probably respond with, “Yom Kippur.” They would answer in this fashion, since it … more
It is that time of year, a moment of intense retrospection, of looking inward to pave the way for teshuva, to perform the intense process of repentance from deeds that were of questionable spiritual … more
The banging on the door was a shock, but everyone knew what it meant. The summer of 1938 was not an auspicious time to be Jewish in Berlin, yet Hans was not Jewish, or at least he was not Jewish … more
Psalms 35:9,18: And my soul shall exult in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation. … I will thank You in a large assembly; in a mighty people I will praise You. An extremely … more
This is the final Shabbat of 5777. We have been listening to the sound of the shofar each weekday morning throughout the month of Elul. This Motzai Shabbat, we will begin the recitation of Selichot … more
Shanah Tovah Umetukah. Have a good and sweet year.To bring that sweetness into the New Year, we cook with a lot of honey — in dishes ranging from traditional honey cakes to less traditional … more
It has been 23 years since the AMIA Jewish center inm Buenos Aires was devastated by a Hezbollah truck bomb, claiming the lives of 85 people and wounding hundreds more. … more
Ten months after the election, Hillary Clinton appears and if she has gone mad with anger. In excerpts from her new book, “What Happened,” published on Tuesday, she blames almost everyone … more
He is a modest and unassuming person. Yet the illumination of Rabbi David Fuchs’ scholarship shines as a benefit to all. This year marks the tenth anniversary of his association with Koren … more
Even before the first blast of the shofar ushered in the month of Elul, in Israel it was the midnight sounds of the melodious selichot, the penitential prayers at the Western Wall, that welcomed the … more
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