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The Tenth Jew – A Yom Kippur Story

Torrents of rain beat down on his face, but the tempest did not prevent chassidic master Rabbi Leib Sarah’s from reaching the village. It...

Aseret Yemai Teshuvah – The Ten Days of Repentance

Some of what follows is based on these works: "The Festivals in Halachah," by Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin, ZT"L, translated by Rabbi Shlomo Fox-Ashrei,...

A Miracle in Baghdad

It was midday when an elderly traveler entered the Jewish quarter of Baghdad. The marketplace, where merchants from many lands sold their fabrics, spices...

Matzah Balls & More

For so many people across the entire Jewish spectrum, the mention of Passover brings along with it an association with matzah balls, a.k.a. in...

Matzah: Racing Out of Egypt

No time left for you On my way to better things No time left for you I’ll find myself some wings No time left...

Apartment Hunting in Israel on Chol Hamoed

A client wanted to go apartment hunting in Jerusalem during chol hamoed (intermediate days of) Pesach but was unsure whether according to Halacha (Jewish...

The Matzoh / Maror Moment

The Seder is a place of learning and family, of song and holiness, lots of food, fun, and mitzvot, small children, big children, wise...

Passover’s Secret of Success

How to jumpstart your personal exodus Shimon E., a 16-year-old Israeli Shotokan karate champion, was in Philadelphia with eleven other Israeli boys for his...

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Visits the Satmar Matzah Bakery in Williamsburg

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli visited the Satmar Matzah Bakery in Williamsburg with a group of local...

Pray. Drink. Eat: The Reality of Passover

Eat. Pray. Love. A famous book and movie. Pray. Drink. Eat. A typical Passover. The holiday season brings with it bigger, later meals, junk...

Spiritual Scrubbing

I loved Passover. It was the swishing of brooms in surround sound that confounded me. Becoming observant transformed my Passover experience. Our Seders had...

Refugees in Their Land: Passover 1917

The outbreak of World War I, on August 1, 1914, had dire consequences for the over 90,000 Jews of the Land of Israel. During...

Exodus: What’s the Big Deal?

Why does Judaism make such a big deal about the Exodus? Of course, on Passover it deserves the limelight. But every Shabbat and holiday,...

The Canopy of Faith

Sukkot, or Tabernacles, is the most joyous of all the festivals. We call it the ‘season of our rejoicing’. And like Pesach much of...

A Moscow Simchat Torah Heard ’Round the World

Much of the struggle for Soviet Jewry was waged by picketers, marchers, and lobbyists in the United States. But a lesser-known part of the...

As Poverty Numbers Climb, Met Council Helps New York City Families in Need Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Food distributions were held across all five boroughs Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, represents a time of renewal and new...

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