In a well-known Chasidic tale, a rabbi wishes to demonstrate the consequences of lashon hara to a habitual gossip. He has the man cut open a pillow and scatter the feathers to the wind. “Now gather up every last feather,” the rabbi tells him. “That’s what it’s like trying to get back the gossip one
There are some of us who take interest in the lives’ of strangers because we’re sincerely happy for them and want to share in their good news. But sometimes we look at what the next guy has to compare it to what we have.
Savitsky talks with Rabbi Slifkin (AKA: The Zoo Rabbi) about the art of ‘Hawking’ and Lions chasing prey in the Savana.
Meditation has a place in Judaism as well. Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation. The prophets of yore achieved their heightened spiritual state after intense meditation.
Trying to walk the line between giving into higher pleasures and lower pleasures.
The Norwich blood libel was history’s first to target Jews. Could recent archaeological finds shed some much needed light on this tragic event?
Release date: NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Release Number: 4086-014 TRENTON, N.J.– It’s important to know the difference between myth and fact in the aftermath of a hurricane. Survivors need accurate information on registering for FEMA aid and on what they may be eligible to receive. The best rule of thumb: if you’re unsure if you are
As this being my second visit to storm ravaged areas, I am in awe of the breadth and depth of destruction that the water brought.
OU HURRICANE RELIEF FUND AIDS COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS AT POINT OF IMPACT; MAY BE ACCESSED AT WWW.OU.ORG; PROCEEDS TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY RABBIS’ DISCRETIONARY FUNDS AT OU SHULS IN AFFECTED AREAS By Stephen Steiner Scene in Far Rockaway, New York In an entirely new OU approach to fund raising in the wake of a national disaster,