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What’s Doing?

Va’eira, which we lain this week, is the second parsha in the seder of geulah. Although Shemos, Va’eira and Bo are separately named parshiyos,...

Living Yiddish

For some reason, in the wake of the Siyum Hashas, we have been inundated with feel-good stories about Yiddishkeit, many involving gentile policemen and...

The Greatest Siyum

We just experienced the 13th Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi. For many people, it is not the speeches that will remain etched in their...

You Can Do It

As a Jewish newspaper, our focus this week is totally on the Siyum Hashas. Everything else pales compared to that magnificent event. What is...

You Gotta Believe

Kislev is a month when we fortify ourselves with faith. Just as a single light can illuminate the darkness of winter, so can a...

Hatred Revealed

Anti-Semitism is a thing of the past. When the Jews were poor and the Christians were needy back in Europe, the Jews were convenient...

Historic

We live in historic times. Our period will be studied by history students for many years to come. They will study the rebirth of...

The Truth

The more we hear people talk about the lack of truth in our world and the need to pursue it, the more it seems...

Wake Up

We read this week in Parshas Toldos about Rivkah’s difficult pregnancy. She is informed that “shnei goyim bevitneich,” she would be giving birth to...

Uncompromising

So much in the world is not what it seems. When we were young and naïve, we accepted everything at face value, but the...

A Great People

As we continue studying Seder Bereishis, we learn more of the immense stature of the avos. Parshas Vayeira is replete with stories from the...

Little Noachs

The end of Sukkos is one of the loneliest times of the year. As the decorations are peeled off and the sukkah is taken...

Chag Someiach!

The life of the Rambam reflects the experience of the Bnei Yisroel in golus. Born in Cordova, Spain, to a family that traced its...

Return

It became a joke, but many years ago, when Hillary Clinton was still thought to be a somebody, she met Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Be Happy

This week’s parsha is replete with many blessings for those who follow the Torah. However, it also contains many klalos. Those who stray from...

Going to War

The Tur (Hilchos Rosh Hashanah 581) states that Chazal instituted the custom of blowing the shofar during the month of Elul so that people...

Tzedakah

With Elul upon us, the mood in Jewish communities is changing. The frivolity and care-free attitude of summer are gone, having faded out for...

The Truth

It is one of the strangest things in politics; Jews overwhelmingly vote Democrat. This habit is said to go back to the days of...

Humility

This week is one of the Shivah D’nechemta, the weeks of consolation following the annual period of mourning and Tisha B’Av. Where do we...

Nachamu

Last week, Mrs. Shoshana Ovitz celebrated her 104th birthday at the Kosel. She asked that all her offspring join her there and they would...