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Letters and Numbers of Torah - Nitzavim
The sages teach that the enlarged letter Lamed in Deut 29:27 "and He cast them into another land" hints to the purpose of exile. How is this connected to the fact that in the following verse, there are precisely 11 dots placed above 11 consecutive letters...
The Covenant
We look back at the 9/11 terror attacks and ask what we have learned as Jews, as Americans and as people.
When remains of missing people are never recovered
Law professor and rabbi Michael J. Broyde addresses the legal problem of determining the status of people who went missing in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and whose remains were never recovered. In particular, Broyde examines the Talmudic approach to the qu...
Extrajudicial Execution and Incarceration in Jewish Law
Do the laws of war and international criminal justice adequately address unusual cases such as terrorists, piracy or rogue states? What is the legal basis for targeted assassination? A contrast between contemporary, secular legal thought and the Torah's j...
New York City in the Days Following 9-11
Col. Goldstein recalls the incredible feeling of unity that was felt in New York City during the days following the attack.
The Chaplain and the President
Col. Goldstein's encounter with President George W. Bush.
A Child of Holocaust Survivors Connects to His Parents at Ground Zero
Col. Goldstein reflects on how being at Ground Zero gave him a poignant connection to his parents who were concentration camp survivors.
Remembering a Fallen Hero of 9-11
A family says kaddish at Ground Zero for their loved one who died trying to save a coworker during the attack. The story of 9-11 hero, Abraham Zelmanowitz.
Celebrating the Holiday of Sukkot
How a two and a half ton Army truck was turned into a mobile sukkah.
A Makeshift Chapel in the Rubble
The authorities almost close down Col. Goldstein's makeshift "religion corner" -- an area of a collapsed subway station divided off with sheets of plywood.
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