By Mendel Rubin
Two pithy lines were repeated by beloved teachers and relived by those who heard them each and every year.
By Chana Weisberg
By Aron Moss
I have nothing against religion, but could it be that religious Judaism is a cult? I bumped into an old classmate who has become totally religious. After speaking to her, I felt that she is brainwashed . . .
By Yehuda Shurpin
I was in a bit of a hurry so I didn’t get into it, but I would still like
to know, what is the story with electric menorahs?
By Chana Gittle Deray
After years of watching these and other animated, enthusiastic rabbis, with their interesting and industrious ways of approaching holidays—and every day, for that matter—I have learned that sometimes it’s me who is missing a tune.
By Batya Schochet Lisker
Was I really returning home, or just to the memories of what once was?
By Eli Landes
I surge awake, staring blindly
around me for a moment before I recognize my surroundings.
By Rochel Holzkenner
Joseph was in tune with another person’s pain, and was therefore capable of doing that one small act of goodness and kindness. Little did he know that it would change the world.
By Menachem Feldman
Whenever the Torah describes the birth of twins, it goes into minute detail, as if we are the grandparents who are anxious to hear about every step of the labor and delivery. Why?
By Lazer Gurkow
Europe was our home, but we were
never at home there.
An engaging, fresh, and practical take on the day celebrated as the New Year of Chassidism.
When the Temple stood, the Jewish people would gather from all over the Land of Israel for hakhel, to hear the King read from the Torah in the Holy Temple. This event occurred every seven years.
Watch these kids re-enact the story of Chanukah in 5 minutes!
(Performed by students at the Orlando Jewish Day School and the Chai Preschool)
By Naftali Silberberg
Each component of a Jewish holiday was put in place in accordance with the particular holiday's singular message. So, where does that leave the traditional dreidel game?
By Miriam Szokovski
Of course you need a good, fluffy dough, but let's face it—a huge part of doughnuts is the decorating. There's good old powdered sugar, but there are also all kinds of glazes, sprinkles and other toppings.
By Sarah Leah Lawent
It was a victory over terror for an orphaned bride as college students and visitors from abroad joined thousands at her wedding in Jerusalem.
By Faygie Levy Holt
The power was out and trees were down, but he kept people's mood warm and up.
By Menachem Posner
Farbrengens and special commemorations throughout the week.
By Menachem Posner
Ref’s call to remove religious attire leads to an educational conclusion for all.