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The Jewish Woman
I know it gives them strength. I certainly know it gives me strength. But what exactly is the strength that we tap into by saying, “G‑d willing, you can; I can?”
Jewish News
In novels, plays and nonfiction books, Wouk displayed the burning flame of Jewish life, belief and practice
Our entire existence is on loan from G-d. The question is, can we make the divine loan into a divine investment?

Much of what we know about nuclear energy can be applied to Jewish education:

  1. In normal times, it’s enough to derive energy superficially. But in these times just before the times of Moshiach, we need to tap into the innermost, nuclear powers of the heart, mind and soul.
  2. Real change comes from within each person. The...
Parshah (Weekly Torah)
The Yovel (Jubilee) year took place every 50 years. The fields were left fallow, slaves were freed, and land was returned.
Contemporary Voices
I first met the family some seven years ago, when I was called to perform a bris on their newborn son.
Jewish News
Friendship Circle Bakery offers training and work to those living with disabilities
Start each day with wonder and open your eyes to the miracles that abound.
Jewish Holidays
If someone was unable to participate in the Passover offering at the proper time, they would offer the sacrifice a month later.
Jewish Stories
As the procession approached the location for the chupah they were encountered by a solitary Jew in a wagon, a stranger that no one recognized....
Jewish News
He wrote widely read explanations of Jewish beliefs and practices
Jewish Holidays
The night their father left town, his sons reminisced about their shared childhood, and the messages stressed in their home...
The Jewish Woman
Our sages tell us that peace is the greatest blessing, and that it’s what G‑d wants most for and from us.
Jewish News
Dr. Yale Kadesky has been treating Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein
Jewish News
Annual influx of Jews of all backgrounds from Israel and abroad
Questions & Answers
Nowadays, there is really no reason why a person would prevent himself from becoming ritually impure. An exception is the male kohen, descendant of Aaron, brother of Moses.
Jewish News
Suspected arson at one center only five days before
Questions & Answers
The prevalence of suicide in our society has been gradually rising. What is Judaism's perspective on this urgent and oft-times taboo topic.
The spiritual and the physical are antithetical in their very essence: what is a positive quality in the physical is a deficiency in the spiritual...
– Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
Plague among R. Akiva's Disciples Ends (circa 120 CE)
In the weeks between Passover and Shavuot, a plague decimated 24,000 students of the great sage Rabbi... Read More »
Passing of R. Shimon bar Yochai (2nd century CE)
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai ("Rashbi"), was a leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva and one of the most... Read More »
Passing of Rama (1573?)
Rabbi Moshe Isereles ("Rama") of Cracow (1525-1573?) authored the glosses ("hagga'ot") on R. Yosef... Read More »
Ettingen Jews Acquitted (1690)
Following a blood libel and the decree, if found guilty, to destroy the synagogue of Ettingen... Read More »
IDF Created (1948)
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was created on Lag BaOmer of 1948. The IDF comprises the Israeli... Read More »
Hurva Synagogue Destroyed (1948)
The Hurva synagogue, located in the Jewish quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, was captured and... Read More »
Lag BaOmer (the 33rd day of the Omer count) celebrates the end of the plague amongst Rabbi Akiva's... Read More »
Tomorrow is the thirty-fourth day of the Omer Count. Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at... Read More »
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