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In a rare observation concerning the saddest day on the Jewish liturgical calendar, Ahuva Gray, Chicago born granddaughter of sharecroppers from Mississippi and an adult convert to the Jewish … more
Only a British born and bred rabbi — Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks zt”l  — could have authored the following theologically-based teaching: To paraphrase Shakespeare, … more
The new book by Rabbi Boruch Oppen of Cedarhurst, “Lessons Learned From My Children,” leaves the reader with practical lessons extracted from normal life occurrences. Rabbi … more
The following is an excerpt from Rabbi Evan Hoffman’s “Parsha Themes in Historical Perspective,” published this summer by Gefen Publishing. This section is titled “The Missing … more
Beginning with Shabbos Chazon and until the Shabbos before Rosh Hashana every haftorah comes from the book of Yeshayahu. This column considers a book published by Artscroll in 2009, “Rav … more
Grenade! Grenade! The very mention of this word can send shudders down the spine of even the most battle hardened. The instinct is to run. However, on the first of Av in 2006, one brave … more
In “Lamentations: Faith In A Turbulent World,” Dr. Yael Ziegler interweaves careful literary analysis combining traditional and academic scholarship with attention to religious … more
As we approach the Three Weeks, it is time to consider literature that will help us to better understand the themes that make this season the most somber on the Jewish calendar. “In The … more
In “The Making of a Halachic Decision,” Rabbi Moshe Walter leads us through the route that has been traversed through the ages by our great halachic decisors. Using a simple … more
It was the time when there was no State of Israel, before there were Arab refugees, occupied territories and Zionist crimes and criminals. The Kotel, the Old City, the West Bank, Gaza, the Golan … more
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