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The awesome massacre in Pittsburgh this past weekend casts a pall of irony and horror on the upcoming observance of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Of all the essays that I have read in … more
With the advent of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, I will dedicate the next two reviews to the history of Holocaust tragedies, as they relate to us and our children. This week I am … more
We should know by now that kavvana, or the use of deep meaning and concentration, has been at the heart of the study of prayer in Jewish law and practice throughout our history. In his study on … more
Rabbi Alex Israel, the author of this week’s essay, teaches Bible at Pardes in Jerusalem and is the director of its Community Education Programs. Born and raised in London, he holds degrees … more
Recently, Dr. Meir Wikler published the fascinating “Behind Closed Doors: Over 45 Years of Helping People Overcome Their Challenges” (Menucha Publishers). The distinguished rabbi and … more
With the onset of Elul, the prelude to the upcoming High Holiday season, it is my sacred honor to bring to your attention the publication of a new English translation and commentary of Rabbeinu … more
It is with deep heartbreak that I write this obituary upon the untimely passing this week of one of our country’s greatest scholars of the Jewish book, and a longtime dear friend, Rabbi Dr. … more
With the warm weather now upon us, walking tours of New York City’s historic communities beckon to us. This week’s review features one such community, which is dear to me and my … more
With summer nearing its end, we are more mindful of the upcoming High Holidays and their themes and observances. However, we first arrive, next week, at what Rabbi Abraham Twerski calls the greatest … more
This week, the saddest on the Jewish calendar, I feature as my guest columnist Rabbi Jeremy Rosen of the Persian Jewish Community of Manhattan. Rabbi Rosen is a graduate of Cambridge University … more
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