Congrats to Lior Melnick for winning the Center for Communal Research’s photo contest and $1,000! His winning photo, titled: Eishet Chayil, Will I Find?, was chosen for its creativity, quality, originality and responsiveness to the prompt. Stay tuned for more on this topic from the Center soon.
I recently had occasion to review the Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel, which represents a novel approach to the traditional Seder text. Almost immediately upon completing this task, another unusual take on the Haggadah was brought to my attention for potential review: Martin Bodek’s The Emoji Haggadah. If a Haggadah in graphic novel format strikes you as
In the Spotlight podcast series introduces Orthodox Jewish women who, in both their personal and professional lives, serve as remarkable role models for our community. In this episode, Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman, Director of the OU’s Women’s Initiative, interviews Miriam Wallach, producer of the Nachum Segal Network, about what it’s like to be a woman
Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford includes an extraordinary array of manuscripts and printed books seen in America for the first time. These selections from the Corpus Christi College’s Special Collections, normally kept in a vault and rarely accessible except to researchers, chronicle Corpus Christi College’s pioneering role in the study of scripture,
Let us set the scene at the end of Parshat Noah. The world is a mess. Ten generations after a flood destroyed mankind (except for the Noah family), Abraham enters to witness the building of a giant tower, planned for a rebellion against G-d. Instead of standing back and shaking his head in frustration, Rashi
They call it summer reading, but if you’re like me, you don’t need a season to open a book. Some credit Oprah with starting the phenomenon, but, according to Rachel Jacobsohn, author of “The Reading Group Handbook,” there are approximately 500,000 book clubs in the United States, double the number since 1994. And those that
Passover 1975. It seemed like a good idea. I’d introduce the subject of prayer to my religious school class at my local synagogue (Temple Beth Tikvah in Fullerton, CA) by asking my eager, precocious teenagers to write a telegram to G-d. I expected thank you’s and gimme’s. Imagine my reaction to this: “Dear G-d stop
It’s an educational forum. It’s a skills-building website. It’s a communal sanctuary to discuss the deeper, the spiritual, the real. It’s a sisterhood connector. It’s a morale builder. It gives options to the clueless, and inspires the doubtful. It’s a trend that’s not a trend. It’s a revolution that’s been developing for the past few