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What’s the purpose of a miracle? There are of course many answers, including those that are specific to the particular miracle in question. For instance, I recently learned how Abarbanel (15th-century Portuguese commentator) explains the purpose of one particular miraculous moment in the Book of Judges. In Judges Chapter 13, […]
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What’s the purpose of a miracle? There are of course many answers, including those that are specific to the particular miracle in question. For instance, I recently learned how Abarbanel (15th-century Portuguese commentator) explains the purpose of one particular miraculous moment in the Book of Judges. In Judges Chapter 13, […]
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Dear Jew in the City- What’s the significance of the number eight in the Chanukah story? Thank you, Noam Dear Noam – Sometimes I read a question and I have to ask, “What’s this person really asking?” This is one of those times. The reason I don’t take your question […]
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Prince Charles and Others’ Meaningful Tribute to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks The UK’s Prince Charles spoke at a tribute to former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, alongside former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The Prince of Wales called Sacks a “light unto this nation” on a […]
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Whether featuring classically sugar-dusted red jelly, artisan passionfruit glaze or maple-glaze with bacon, this year’s roundup of some of the world’s most interesting doughnuts is sure to get you in the mood for Chanukah celebrations. Whether you’re in the Tri-State Area, Miami, Toronto, London, Israel or LA, this list of […]
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The Response to the Jersey City Shooting Exemplifies the Dangers of Not Taking Hasidic Jews Seriously The attack has compelled many people to look us in the eyes for the first time, and it felt at times as if they were surprised to discover humans who grieve and are in […]
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“Each December, an Israeli athlete…travels to Germany, a few minutes from Hitler’s home, the Eagle’s Nest. There, they continue a tradition that was instituted in 2015, to light Chanukah candles, where perhaps, very few Jews have lit before.”   Director of Photograhy – Elie Gabor The post AJ Edelman Accepts […]
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“Each December, an Israeli athlete…travels to Germany, a few minutes from Hitler’s home, the Eagle’s Nest. There, they continue a tradition that I instituted in 2015, to light Chanukah candles, where perhaps, very few Jews have lit before.” The post AJ Edelman Accepts Orthodox Jewish All Star Award appeared first […]
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What’s it like to be Jewish and work at Google? While the holidays are often celebrated by the “Jewglers,” as they are known, Chanukah is particularly special. Google itself has shared photos from its offices in New York, Tel Aviv, Mountain View and Dublin, showing employees celebrating the holiday. Menorahs […]
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Meet Ariel Smith, The Newest Ex-Knick Jewish Convert You can call him Ariel Smith now. Chris Smith, the former Knicks point guard and J.R. Smith’s younger brother, is making a basketball comeback and is set to debut next week in the Israeli League for Ironi Nahariya after recently converting to […]
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