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By the Numbers
23 Facts About the Jews of Rome

Neither Ashkenazim nor Sephardim, Rome’s Jews have a 2,000-year-old history, their own dialect, and a rich and ancient culture.
18 Short (Authentic) Zohar Quotes

The Zohar is the foundational text of the Kabbalah. Written in Aramaic, it cites the teachings of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and others.
10 Qustions: Take the Talmud Quiz

What do you know about this major work of Jewish scholarship? This is your chance to test your Talmudic smarts and have fun!
Your Questions
Why Does My Son Need a Traditional Bris?

Is there a substantive reason to have a circumcision performed by a mohel, rather than a doctor? What about medical concerns?
When to Install a Mezuzah?

When to put up the mezuzah depends on whether you are renting or buying the home, as well as whether the home is in Israel or in the diaspora.
Parshah
Be Like a Bee!

Like the bee who buzzes around and collects nectar, we, too, are tasked with moseying about and collecting sweet things.
The Little Moses in You

In every Jewish soul there exists a spark of Moses. And in every generation, there is a Moses who imparts that inspiration to the people of his time.
Voices
The Exiled Rabbi and the Executed Poet: A Soviet Jewish Story

A telling interaction between Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson and Peretz Markish during the height of Stalinist terror
The ‘Needless’ Pidyon Haben

I found it very moving to be present at this quite rare ceremony for only the second time in my life.
A Forgotten Wallet, a Free Chicken … and Gratitude

As the cashier began processing my items, I reached into my purse to retrieve a credit card. Instead, I realized at that moment that my wallet was not there.
Lifestyle
How to Make Pizza Ebraica

An Italian Jewish Cookie Studded with Fruit and Nuts
Rabbi Elazar ben Shamua would say: The honor of your student should be as precious to you as your own; the honor of your colleague, as your awe of your master; and your awe of your master as your awe of Heaven.
— Ethics of the Fathers 4: 12
Print Magazine

In our times, it is crucial that every Jew who knows anything must be a teacher to others.

If you know alef-bet, teach alef-bet.

If you know only alef, find someone to teach alef.

But all must teach.

12 Tammuz 5736.