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T he sacred ritual of Birkat HaMazon, benching, the Grace After Meals, is the subject of a new volume entitled, “Birkon Mesorat Harav” (OU Press, Koren Publishers). It centers the … more
Among the most gifted commentators on the Chumash in Israel today is Rabbi Francis Nataf, a longtime associate of the noted Jewish theologian and thinker, Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopez Cardozo of Jerusalem. … more
Last week I received a profound teaching from the esteemed rabbi of the iconic Bialystoker Synagogue, Rabbi Zvi Romm, themed to the recent bigoted rant by a so-called Jewish historian, Dr. Hasia … more
The untimely passing of Elie Wiesel, z”l, a month ago prompts this week’s sheloshim tribute that is based on several hespeds (eulogies) by those who knew him best. I will focus on the … more
Several high-quality books have recently been published dealing with tefillah, a Jew’s conversation with G-d. The first book, “From Within the Tent: The Shabbat Prayers” … more
In Bible study, teachings of morality often take a back seat to the teachings of law, custom and history. The book being brought to your attention this week explores morality in the context of our … more
Yes, it is now 40 years since the famous Entebbe raid to liberate the hostages from the terrorists of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. This week’s essay will be timed to the … more
Among the greatest words in the Hebrew language is chesed whose definition varies with its use. In his book, “Amazing Chesed” (Jewish Lights, 2013), Rami Shapiro informs us of some of … more
Rabbinical experience comes in many shades and sizes. Recently two distinguished rabbis, each with a direct connection to our Five Towns community, penned essays dealing with the challenges faced by … more
The legacy of Ruth at this time of year has always invited new commentary by the scholars of our time. This year is no different, with a new and unique teaching by Rabbi Yitzchok Frankel, spiritual … more
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