I’m getting older, and nobody cares.
I’ve been getting older for a while now, but I haven’t said anything, because I was kind of hoping it would go away. But it hasn’t, so I might as well accept it.
Nobody really thinks of themselves as old. Even
For many years now, Jews making bar/bat mitzvah parties have enlisted the help of the ever-popular dance motivators. In theory, the dance motivators are supposed to focus on the rambunctious adolescents, many of whom need a drill sergeant on the dance floor to galvanize the troops and keep them in line. In most cases, the dance
(Courtesy of KOC) It’s kickoff time! For Kids of Courage, supporting sick children and their families is their core mission. With amazing trips, community events, electrifying weekends and the greatest team through it all, KOC does what it takes to bring kids joy and adventure, no matter the diagnosis. As KOC celebrates
Galila Shapiro, daughter of Marla and Saadia Shapiro of Englewood, New Jersey, and Elie Flatow, son of Kathy and Arnie Flatow of Great Neck, New York, were married on June 17, 2018, at The Surf Club in New Rochelle, New York. Rabbi
We are fortunate that many different letters from Maimonides have survived. Here I am going to discuss my two favorites.
Maimonides lived his early life in Spain, but spent the last 38 years of his life in Egypt. (It was in Egypt that he wrote his Mishneh Torah, completing it around 1177.)
It’s the last thing any driver wants to see in their rear-view mirror. Yes, blue lives matter, but we don’t want to see a cop driving right behind us. I had the delightful experience a few weeks ago, when I was on my way home from a meeting one Erev Shabbos.
The strange thing was that I was
Background: Gemara and Rishonim
The Gemara (Ta’anit 13b) teaches that on a ta’anit tzibur (public fast day), both the individual and the shaliach tzibur (prayer leader) should insert a special prayer, Aneinu, into the Shemoneh Esrei.
This week’s haftarah reading, taken from Sefer Micha, would appear to have little in common with our Torah reading beyond the mention of how Hashem saved Israel from the designs of Bilam from his attempts to curse Bnei Yisrael. And perhaps we might be satisfied with that
Most parents of Jewish day school students would be outraged and upset if it were suggested that current tuition rates are unreasonably and irresponsibly low. The truth is that the day school tuition burden threatens to overwhelm the average observant family, and the actual per-student
The post Spanish expulsion era saw a renewed interest, among Jews, in the history of the gentile nations (e.g. Seder Eliyahu Zuta; Dibrei Hayamim Lemalkay Tzarfat U-beit Ottoman; Tzemach David; Ha-India Hachadasha; Sefer Cortez; Sefer Yuchasin; Shaleshelet Hakabala et al). Yerushalmi
(Courtesy of Skyhorse Publishing) Noted Canadian Holocaust historian Max Wallace has uncovered groundbreaking evidence that Nazi SS Chief Heinrich Himmler was deceived into ending the Final Solution six months before the end of the war by demolishing the killing machines of Auschwitz, saving some 300,000 Jews, as part of a secret