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The base themes of the holiday of Purim are survival and the smile. Irony in my opinion is a smile with a clear understanding of the inner meaning of the biblical text, in this case that of the Book … more
This coming Shabbat is called Shabbat Shira inasmuch as the Torah reading is Parashat Beshalach whose centerpiece is Az Yashir, the Song of the Sea. Also, this Shabbat is Tu B’Shevat, the 15th … more
All of the talk about the building of a wall between the United States and Mexico is nothing new in the affairs of nations, states, cities and even neighbors. Just consider the walls around ancient … more
Rabbi Chaim ben Moshe Attar, the legendary Or Hachaim, author of the famed Chumash commentary of the same title, was born in Sale, in the western part of Morocco, in 1696. Sale’s role in Jewish … more
Last week’s column dealing with the teaching of Rav Avraham Pam, zt”l, concerning the United Nations has resonated with many readers, both here and abroad. Now, several of readers have … more
The eternal legacy of Rav Avraham Pam, zt”l, and his teachings, as applied to the horrific current events we are witnessing today, will be the focus of this week’s essay. In an … more
A chapter titled “The Menorah Wars” is at the center of a comprehensive history of the Chabad movement in the United States, “The Secret of Chabad: Inside the world’s most … more
As we all know, the second most referenced book in our sacred liturgy is the Book of Psalms, the Sefer Tehillim. And one of the finest commentaries of recent vintage is that of Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh … more
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau in his commentary on Pirkei Avot (Artscroll-Mesorah, 2006) teaches us, from Rav Shimon, that “a wise person always looks to the future. He weighs the consequences of his … more
The Jewish Publication Society, the oldest Jewish publishing company in the United States, recently published “Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History,” by Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff, … more
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