Shabbat/Holidays

Linking Ruth to Bereishit

by | in Shavuot

In 1616, Rabbi Joel Sirkes (popularly known as the Bach), a noted rabbinical scholar who authored several works on Jewish law, published Meishiv Nefesh, his only opus on the Tanach. Read more

Judea and Identity

by | in Israel

I Almost 2,000 years ago our forebears were uprooted from Judea. Though dispersed and scattered throughout the world, They continuously and persistently remained rooted in Judea. They cherished Judea.… Read more

Responsa From the Holocaust

by | in History

Rabbi Ephraim Oshry served as the spiritual leader of the Kovno Ghetto during the Holocaust. Highly regarded as a scholar, he was presented with many questions about Jewish law amidst the hardships of… Read more