By Aron Moss
There is a custom to eat the head of a fish on the night of Rosh Hashanah. What does this actually mean? I can’t make head or tail of it . . .
By Yehuda Shurpin
I understand that that the Torah tells us that there is a mitzvah to blow a horn on Rosh Hashanah, but why is it specifically a ram’s horn? Is that a mitzvah, or just tradition?
By Aron Moss
When you use something physical, it gets “used up” and diminished. With spiritual things, the very opposite is the case
By Rochel Holzkenner
Here was a nation that had experienced the greatest miracles of all time: the ten plagues, the splitting of the Red Sea and the manna. And yet they were not impervious to the plague of doubt . . .
Translated and Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky
Working the grain field and working the vineyard represent
the two aspects of our relationship with G‑d.
A condensation of the weekly Torah portion alongside select commentaries culled from the Midrash, Talmud, Chassidic masters, and the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship.
By Sarah Zadok
Not that I had anything against rabbis per se; I was just young and more interested in carving out my own brand of spirituality. But here I was, as low as I had ever felt, knocking gently on the proverbial “heaven’s door.”
By Elisha Greenbaum
He giggles a bit at the foolishness of adults who waste their time asking such ridiculous questions, and calmly returns to his artwork.
By Moishe Denburg
The meaning and symbolism behind the shape of the ram’s horn sounded on Rosh Hashanah.
Aaron L. Raskin
The name of the Hebrew month Elul is spelled alef-lamed-vav-lamed. This corresponds to five different scriptural acronyms that represent five areas of special emphasis in Elul: 1) Torah study, 2) prayer, 3) acts of kindness, 4) repentance and 5) redemption.
By Miriam Karp
How can a mother, a family, continue living after such a tragic event?
By Sarah Chana Radcliffe
Kids get upset a lot. Adults do too. In fact, miserable feelings are a gift from G‑d, a signal that something is wrong and needs to be fixed.
By Chana Perman
By Miriam Szokovski
By Miriam Karp
By Yaakov Ort
The Jewish guitarist and songwriter known as the “Hasidic Hendrix”—whose fusion of rock, Sephardic and Chassidic genres left an indelible impression on contemporary Jewish music—passed away in New York yesterday after a long illness. He was 64 years old.
By Mordechai Lightstone
Leonard B. Robinson, who cheered up sick kids with his costume and ‘Batmobile,’ donned tefillin for first time in 2012.
By Menachem Posner
Jewish.tv showcasing foundational programs by Rabbi Mendel Kaplan in Canada.
By Mindy Rubenstein
Chabad fits right into the demographic change that occurred following the storm.