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An initiative for Yom Hazikaron has brought secular and religious Jews together in Israel, as Haredi Jews signed up to read Tehillim for fallen Israeli soldiers. With increased tension between the populations due to COVID-19, this timely partnership has helped many Israelis make sense of this difficult time. The “For […]
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Herman Wouk, Legendary Author Who Brought Judaism Into the Mainstream, Dies at 103 Herman Wouk, the bestselling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the American mainstream, died Friday. He was the author of two dozen novels and works of nonfiction, […]
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I grew up in a Chassidic home in the Har-Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem. I studied in the Talmud Torah of the Ger Chassidim, moved on to a Yeshiva Ketana (high school where no secular studies are taught) and then Yeshiva Gedolah (post high school) not affiliated with any particular Chassidic […]
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Sixty Senior Rabbis Call for End to ‘Evil Crime’ of Live Animal Shipments One of Israel’s most senior rabbis has ruled that anyone buying meat from animals shipped from overseas to Israel for slaughter in cruel conditions is a partner to a crime. In a letter released Thursday by animal […]
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Sixty Senior Rabbis Call for End to ‘Evil Crime’ of Live Animal Shipments One of Israel’s most senior rabbis has ruled that anyone buying meat from animals shipped from overseas to Israel for slaughter in cruel conditions is a partner to a crime. In a letter released Thursday by animal […]
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Sixty Senior Rabbis Call for End to ‘Evil Crime’ of Live Animal Shipments One of Israel’s most senior rabbis has ruled that anyone buying meat from animals shipped from overseas to Israel for slaughter in cruel conditions is a partner to a crime. In a letter released Thursday by animal […]
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Lakewood Orthodox Leaders to Trump: Rethink Charlottesville Rabbi Aaron Kotler speaks out against Trump’s lack of reaction to Charlottesville. Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha, and Weisberg are members of Lakewood’s Vaad, or Jewish council, which represents a large amount of the Orthodox Jewish community in public policy issues. The […]
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500 Years After Being Wiped Out, Sicilian Jewish Life is Reborn A vibrant community was expelled from Sicily under the Spanish Inquisition in 1493. Residents are rediscovering their hidden roots today thanks to the dedication of a new shul and an increasing number of resources. Stunning Court Decision Approves Passover […]
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