Editor’s Note: Rabbi Jachter presents a chapter from his upcoming book, “Reason to Believe,” in honor of Yom Yerushalayim.
Similar to Israel’s remarkable and unanticipated establishment, most believing Jews perceive Israel’s stunning
Vayikra: 27: 1-8
It was the morning after the school dinner, and Rabbi Rosencrantz was feeling buoyant. The Nachmanides Yeshiva Annual Dinner was always a feel-good event for the parents and faculty, where volunteers are honored for their contributions to the community and teachers are recognized for
Teaneck—Sari Friedbauer has certainly come a long way since high school. She fondly remembers spending breaktime cutting and styling her friends’ hair in the bathroom. Having attended Stern College for women, she received a master’s degree in language and literacy development. However, while working in the field of child
What if someone knew your tastes, size, budget, style and wardrobe preferences so well they could do your shopping for you? This sounds like a pricey personal shopper or stylist professional, available only to the very affluent, of course. Right? Actually, wrong. Enter Stitch Fix, an online shopping experience that
As Shavuos nears, “How to stay awake all night” is becoming water-cooler talk among Yidden everywhere. While the women discuss cheesecake versus exotic petit fours, men debate the efficacy of coffee versus brisk walks. Yidden globally are full of the anticipation, trying to figure out the logistics of how to make the most productive day
A massive crowd joined the Skulener Rebbe, shlita, the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe, shlita ,and other prominent Admorim and Rabbanim to celebrate the Dirshu siyum on Seder Nashim in the Daf Yomi cycle at the Ateres Chynka Hall in Brooklyn.
When the Skulener Rebbe—who rarely leaves his
The Centers for Disease Control is advising pregnant women to avoid traveling to 29 destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America—the home countries of many United States immigrants. The infestation of the Zika virus around the world could have a significant impact on American immigration.
Elisheva Rabinovich, Elizabeth Bitterman and Kayla Boldt, all members of the Computer Science Club at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, recently received a grant from Google to mentor high school girls in computer science.
The grant is a part of Google’s igniteCS initiative to
I knocked softly on the office door, nervous and not knowing what to expect. My first internship and experience with a real-world job. There was no answer. They must be working intensely and are too focused to get the door,I thought. I tried to keep the door quiet as I opened and closed it behind me, but its squeakiness indicated
“They said perhaps 300 would come,” Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations announced during a break in the intense program of the “Ambassadors Against BDS” Conference at the United Nations. “They” were wrong. Over 1500 filled the General Assembly and packed three UN conference room afternoon
I’ve never really been a shtender person. I’ve never really had a problem holding my own siddur. It reminds me that I’m davening.
Sure, I understand that a chazzan needs a shtender, because he has to stand the whole time, and he has an extra-heavy, large-print siddur with big letters and