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Susan Handelman

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Dr. Susan Handelman is a professor of English at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. A native of Chicago, she is the author of two books on Jewish thought and a translator of the Rebbe's book "On the Essence of Chassidus."

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New ‘Kaddish’ App Instructs and Inspires Mourners Free app offers an audio-visual reading trainer, plus a wealth of information in eight languages News
The Yizkor (remembrance) service on Yom Kippur, in which special prayers are said in memory of the departed, may be the most well-attended synagogue service on the Jewish calendar. And throughout the night and day of Yom Kippur, there will be resounding...
Ten great sages were brutally tortured and executed by the Romans.
Cities of Refuge Demystified Learn about the ancient cities in Israel where killers and priests rubbed shoulders
The cities of refuge were only for those who killed accidentally, not knowing the consequences of their actions.
Communities Draw Together for Tisha B'Av Fasting, prayer and hope for Jerusalem and the Holy Temple amid Israel’s war in Gaza News
As Jewish communities around the world prepare for Tisha B’Av—a day of fasting and mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans in 69 C.E.—Jewish people everywhere were greeted with positive messages calling for renewed hope...
Major Gaonim and their accomplishments.
Throughout their time, the Gaonim made a number of decrees to enhance Jewish life.
Overview of the major Ashkenazi rishonim.
An overview of each of some sephardic rishonim.
“A Time to Embrace, and a Time to Refrain from Embracing” Koheles 3:5. With regard to vows, the Mishnah states:Avos 3:13. “Vows are a fence for restraint.” By taking vows, and thus refraining from using or doing things that would otherwise be permitted, a...
The History of Lag BaOmer A rich overview of the many customs that surround this special day
Lag BaOmer is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrated for a twofold reason. The TalmudYevamot 62b. describes how, during the period of Sefirat HaOmer (the days between Passover and Shavuot), a plague was visited on Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students...
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