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Sep 27, 2018, 6:00 AM
Sukkot: A Time of Man and Earth
I am studying Ulpan, Hebrew Language, and I learned that the Hebrew word for Mankind, Adam, is similar to the Hebrew word for earth, Adamah. On the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, we commemorate the Israelites wandering in the desert for forty years after they...
Sep 25, 2018, 1:04 PM
The footprint Sukkot left behind
The natural amphitheater outside the Moshav Argaman along the Jordan River provided stadium seating for the earliest most incredible event in the calendar for the Ancient Israelites. It is here at the footprint of Argaman where thousands of people...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Sep 7, 2018, 10:16 AM
Good things come in twos
There is only One Who is complete on His Own. In His creation, everything can only be noticed in contrasts. You want Stones Table with engraved the main guidelines , G-d asks Moses. How much does that cost? It's for...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Aug 8, 2018, 12:30 AM
Are women obligated to rejoice on the holidays?
In Parshat Re’eh (Dvarim 16:14-17) we read: V’samachta B’chagecha- Rejoice during your festival- you and your son and your daughter, and your male slave and your female slave, and the Levi and the convert and the orphan and the widow...
Sivan Rahav Meir
Jun 24, 2018, 1:09 PM
Democrats, Lieberman, and the political future
The Jewish narrative is far larger than any current enmeshment with the Republican Party
May 28, 2018, 7:45 AM
A lesson in kindness and the giving of oneself
I am finding that this world has become a judgmental and harsh place. Online and off, there are too many examples of people ranting, raving, judging, hurting, excluding others. In this context, I can’t help but wonder why more...
May 25, 2018, 5:46 PM
Presentation of Colors
“A flag, what is that?” rhetorically asks Theodore Herzl in a letter to a philanthropist following their unproductive meeting. “A stick with a rag on it? No, sir, a flag is more than that. For a flag men will...
May 24, 2018, 10:31 PM
The Old City of Jerusalem
As we were walking to the Old City of Jerusalem, in the late hours of the night, I was thinking, how this place is like a magnet to so many people, It draws people back, time and time again. Last...
May 24, 2018, 12:25 AM
Last week, the Wiesenthal Center’s Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper issued a statement thanking President Trump for withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear agreement. In their statement, they asserted that “Lying is the National Anthem and Magna...
May 23, 2018, 2:03 PM
Does ‘day and night’ provide enough time to balance Torah and academic studies?
Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the receiving of the Torah, serves as a reminder of the centrality of religious studies in Jewish life. In fact, the famous verse from Joshua 1:8 says “Vehagita bo yomam valayla,” that we should...