Confined to the Lublin Ghetto, a young rabbi recorded the hopes and hardships of the community. He speaks to us, today, in the closing entry of his diary, found long after the Holocaust:
“Before the war, my wish was to bring greater faith and goodness into the world. Later, my dream was
Today in the news we heard of a renowned tennis player who was mistaken by a plainclothes policeman to be a credit card scam artist. He was thrown to the ground and handcuffed in the middle of Manhattan as he repeatedly told the police officer that he was scared and was not sure what to say. Fifteen minutes after the police officer realized
During the First World War, fierce fighting took place between Russian forces and those of the Central Powers in the land of Galitzia. It was a scene of mass carnage.
Tens of thousands of Jews fought for both sides. One Russian Jewish soldier related the following event.
Question:When was the last time you invited a widow or orphan or an elderly couple or unmarried mom to your Shabbat or Yom Tov table, or sukkah, or Pesach seder? I mean really invite them as true equals and out of true love, not just out of chesed or obligation?
Viduy—we all have to face that chilling word when Yom Kippur approaches. Confessing is simply a process none of we humans like to undergo. As we mature, we of course develop a sense of responsibility for our personal actions and omissions, but no one really enjoys reviewing his past failings nor those of his neighbors,
With the start of the new school year and the approaching chagim, September is an exciting time. However, for parents—and particularly for parents of a child with special needs—it can also be uniquely challenging and daunting.
Your children, whether they are starting at a new school or are
As society evolves, institutions become more complex. Administering a Jewish day school has become a very complicated endeavor. At one point in the not-too-distant past, a principal hired teachers, maintained educational standards, and kept children, parents and Board members content. Today the job description has
“My child has low muscle tone and fatigues easily. She struggles to make it through her school day and is coming home with tons of homework. She is physically unable to get through her written homework, even with my help. I am trying to balance making sure she completes all of the homework so that she is learning and seeing to it that
Over 500,000 Jews Worldwide Join in Special Day of Tefillah and Unity
It felt like Neilah on Yom Kippur! Tens of gedolei Yisrael pouring their hearts out in tefillah. Venerated rabbanim, reciting the 13 middosof rachamim,the words “ Hashem,
A Monday afternoon car crash on Route 17 in Sullivan County, New Jersey, killed Morris and Beth (Pitem) Faitelewicz, of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, as well as their future son-in-law Yehuda Bayme z”l, son of Dr. Steven and Edith Bayme, of Riverdale, NY. Yehuda was engaged to the couple’s daughter, Shani Faitelewicz, 27, who was
Devarim: 29: 9-14
It was a beautiful late August day.
They sat on the shoreline, father and daughter, twenty feet from their beach umbrella and sand-covered chairs, and ten feet from the surf. They brought their sandcastle gear, and they were ready to get
Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck
The Jewish people love performing mitzvot just as, in the words of Shlomo Hamelech in Kohelet, one who loves money is never satisfied with the amount of money he possesses. The Jewish people are naturally drawn to mitzvah