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The Rosh HaShana When America’s Most Prominent Rabbi Criticized FDR

By:  Rafael Medoff   Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, the foremost American Jewish leader of the 1930s and 1940s, is widely remembered as a staunch supporter of...

How Praying for Others Invites Blessings into Our Lives

By Rabbi Ari Enkin, Rabbinic Director, United with Israel We are told that three barren women were remembered and blessed with a child on Rosh...

Abu Dhabi Rabbinic Wedding is Landmark Event for Jewish Life in Arab World

Emirates nuptials, largest Jewish event in the country’s history, a sign of couple’s commitment to Jewish life By: Menachem Posner Rabbi Levi Duchman, Rabbi to the...

Returning to G-d, Each Year and Every Day

On the rejuvenation of spiritual life and the essential meaning of teshuvah By: Eli Rubin Many years ago, my teacher, Rabbi Elimelech Zweibel, spoke about teshuvah....

Shofar Tales & Rosh HaShanah Memories Etched in Our Minds

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin There is a hushed silence in the shul as the Baal Tokeah rises to sound the blasts of the shofar. The...

First-ever certificate of Jewish ancestry launched

  (Tuesday, 20th September 2022) – For the first time ever, the tens of millions of descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities, whose ancestors...

Rabbinical Alliance of America Celebrates 80 Years of Gevurah and 34th Annual Chai Elul Siyum HaShas with an Eye Towards “Fulfilling the Divine Will” 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Celebrates 80 Years of Gevurah and 34th Annual Chai Elul Siyum HaShas with an Eye Towards “Fulfilling the Divine Will” ...

Challah Facts Every Jewish Woman Should Know

By: Yvette Miller Challah is the rich braided bread that adorns Shabbat tables in Jewish homes the world over. Here are some  interesting tidbits you might...

Taking a Deeper Look at Queen Elizabeth II’s Connection to the Jewish Community & Israel

Edited by: Fern Sidman King Charles III vowed in his first speech as monarch Friday to carry on Queen Elizabeth II's “lifelong service,” as Britain...

How Is Rosh Hashanah Celebrated? – An Overview of Traditions & Customs

By: Chabad.org Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday marking the first and second days of the Jewish year. (In 2022, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown...

Memo to Secret Police Chief Reveals Hunt for Chabad’s Soviet Underground

What does a top-secret post-war memo to Stalin’s MGB boss tell us about the Soviet campaign against Chabad? By: Dovid Margolin On June 6, 1950, Maj....

For Practitioners of This Ancient & Holy Art, It’s the Busiest Month of the Year

The beautiful and important custom of checking tefillin and mezuzahs in Elul By: Liza Wiemer In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to get...

Elul Meditation: Return to Yourself

By: Etti Krinsky Elul, a month of reflection and introspection as the High Holidays approach. Elul feels intrinsically connected to Tishrei, a sort of preparatory...

Chai Elul – Birth of a Movement

“Chai Elul” - the 18th day of the month of Elul - is the birthday, in 1698, of the founder of Chassidism, Rabbi Israel...

Rabbis: Jewish law does not recognize artificial gender changes

(A7) A number of leading Religious-Zionist rabbis have sent a letter to the leaders of the religious public school system regarding the case of...

Disinvited!!  –  “Cancel Culture” Silences Divergent Views

Disinvited!!  -  “Cancel Culture” Silences Divergent Views   By: Phyllis Chesler As we know, a virulent, often vicious and increasingly intolerant “cancel culture” has permeated our campuses...

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