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Holidays

Simchat Beth Hashoeva: Playing with Fire

All the festivals are times of rejoicing, but only Sukkot is called zman simchateinu (season of our happiness). While today we immediately think of...

Rabbis Eliakim Koenigsberg and Assaf Bednarsh to Deliver Annual NYC-Jerusalem Kinus Teshuva Lectures

Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg and Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh will be the featured speakers at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s (RIETS) 28th Annual Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva...

Yom Kippur: Dispatching the Goat

One of the most remarkable elements of the Jewish fast of Yom Kippur in ancient times, when the central Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem,...

Sefer Yoel and Shabbos Shuva

Poor Sefer Yoel. So neglected, among the books of the Prophets. Everyone remembers Sefer Yonah from Yom Kippur, Hoshea from “Shuva Yisrael ad Hashem...

Carmei Ha’ir: Feeding and Clothing the Less Fortunate in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Tzedaka Organization Fills the Void Left in Wake of Hazon Yeshayah Scandal In 2002, during the second intifada, Carmei Ha’ir opened its doors on...

Putting Reward and Punishment in Their Proper Perspective

This is the season we hear most about “sin and punishment.” This usually makes us quite uncomfortable since it stresses the politically incorrect negative....

Elul: The Month of Return

During the Hebrew month of Elul, we blow the shofar every morning in synagogue. This ritual coheres with a general principle of Jewish law,...

Tu B’Av: YU Connects Offers 8 Practical Tips for Your Community

Just a few days after Tisha B’Av comes the holiday of Tu B’Av. In contrast to the baseless hatred that brought about the destruction...

Local Kiruv Group Makes Judaism Exciting and Accessible, Even During the Nine Days

The Brooklyn Jewish Experience (BJX) works non-stop, planning a weekly dinner/lecture, advanced Torah classes, and coordinating Shabbat placement and hospitality, one-one-learning, mentoring, and a...

Shabbat Nachamu and Tu B’Av: Finding Comfort After the Destruction

“ Comfort you, comfort you, my people, says your G-d” (Isaiah 40:1-26) This Shabbat, Parshat Va’etchanan - following the fast of the Ninth of...

YU and OU to Present Moving Tisha B’Av Video

Film produced by Orthodox Union and YU’s Center for the Jewish Future to be screened at synagogues worldwide on Tisha B’Av, July 29 Thousands...

Ohr Somayach Pre-Shavuot Yom Iyun Emphasizes Uniqueness of Torah

A pre-Shavuot Yom Iyun presented by the renowned outreach organization Ohr Somayach International attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to Manhattan’s Town Hall this...

Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim in Israel

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger Sends Special Message to JV ReadersIsrael celebrated the 45th annual commemoration of Yom Yerushalayim on Sunday May 20th. Yom Yerushalayim...

Is it All about Motherhood? Thoughts for Mother’s Day

In biblical tradition, the Jewish woman’s status was determined by her fertility. Her importance and value in the familial and communal setting was inexorably...

Thousands Gather to Observe Holocaust Memorial Day Throughout Tri-State Area

New York:In a touching display of unity and hope, the annual citywide Remembrance Gathering in Observance of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day was held...

Her Name Was Klara Jasinski: My Childhood View of a Shattered, Melodious Life

Yom HaShoah Special Feature Mrs. Klara Jasinski lived in Apartment #1 of the building in Israel where I grew up. We lived above her,...

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