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An Important Message from HaRav Asher Weiss

June 20, 2016, by

Watch as HaRav Weiss shlit”a tells the incredible story of his father’s survival through the horror of the Shoah and how that led to a life of helping his fellow Jew. HaRav Weiss is running a special 24-hour campaign to help support his crucial work on behalf of the Jewish people. Click here to learn

How Do We Achieve Jewish Unity?

June 15, 2016, by

You Don’t Have to Like Everyone, But You Must Love Them On June 6, over 2,000 people attended the Boca Raton Jewish community Unity Day Event. These remarks were delivered there. “Can he unite the party?” “Can she unite the party?” Everyone is talking about unity these days. But it is a unity with an agenda,

Savitsky Talks: An Interview with Rabbi Menachem Genack

June 7, 2016, by

In this episode of Savitsky Talks, Steven Savitsky talks with Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, about his relationship with Rabbi Yisroel Belsky z’tl and the role of the posek of the Orthodox Union. Savitsky is the former chairman of the board and a past president of the Orthodox Union. Savitsky Talks is a weekly

We’re Almost There: Living with Patience, Perseverence & Purpose

May 26, 2016, by

​Rabbi Cohen introduces the key characters in his new book that have helped inspire him and enable personal development & growth. In the 2nd half of the show, he interviews Greg Zuckerman and they discuss how professional athletes have persevered to become great stars. Stay tuned for new episodes and interviews on how to be

Holy Nostalgia

May 26, 2016, by

One of the most unusual aspects of the Yovel (Jubilee) year is the return of land to its original owners. This reversion of (most) real estate back to its ancestral owners at Yovel was explained in an earlier d’var Torah as reflective of Yovel’s theme of Teshuva. The shofar is blown on Yom Kippur during Yovel, every Eved

Holocaust Survivor Sings National Anthem at Detroit Tigers Game

May 24, 2016, by

From the JTA: A Holocaust survivor, fulfilling a lifelong dream, sang the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Hermina Hirsch, 89, performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday at Comerica Park in Detroit prior to the Tigers’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Hirsch in an interview last month with the Detroit television station WWJ

A Colombian Church That Became Orthodox

May 19, 2016, by

How far would you go for your faith? The California Sunday Magazine has this amazing story about two Colombian church leaders, René Cano and Juan Carlos, who converted to Orthodox Judaism and took their megachurch with them. The story almost has Biblical echoes: “In groups of 30, men marched to the surgeon’s office to get

113-year-old Jewish woman now oldest person in the US

May 18, 2016, by

From The JTA: The oldest American is now a 113-year-old Jewish woman named Goldie. After the death of 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt-Jones Friday, the New York Daily News reported that Goldie Michelson of Worcester, Massachusetts, became the oldest living American. Since the death of another Goldie, 114-year-old Goldie Steinberg last year, Michelson has likely been the oldest Jew in

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