Last week’s Parsha, Parshat Re’eh ends with a very interesting verse: “Every man shall bring as much as he can afford, according to the blessing of the Lord, your God, which He has given you” (Devarim 16:17). Interestingly, this week´s Parsha, Parshat Shoftim starts with the following verse: “You shall set up judges and law
One year ago, I looked in the mirror and decided I wasn’t the weight I wanted to be. It wasn’t the first time I had come to this realization. With each baby, there were another few pounds that just wouldn’t go away. I would get frustrated, start a diet that consisted of diet ice cream
In a world divided by hashkafic differences, an out of the ordinary experience brought Jews across the spectrum together out of a common interest. As one of the last locations in the United States to view the eclipse in its totality, and one of the only cities on the east coast to view this rare
It is hard to believe that we already halfway through the month of Elul. Elul conjures different images, such as teshuva and, on a more mundane level, menus. In a rabbinic home like ours, Elul also brings the stress of drasha writing, High Holiday programming and designing their accompanying flyers, classes to prepare and invitations
In a week infamous for neo-Nazi/White Supremacist marches, it’s noteworthy that the second-most reprehensible thing of the week was a Facebook comment by Missouri state senator Maria Nicole Chappelle-Nadal. A friend of hers, as part of an ongoing thread, commented (presumably jokingly), “Now I’ll probably get a visit from the Secret Service.” Chappelle-Nadal replied, “No.
Two visitors enter the Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue in Charleston, SC for mincha/maariv. He is wearing a white shirt and black pants, she is modestly dressed in a skirt and sheitel. They look like a typical frum couple in their sixties. He says they’re originally from Chicago but have just arrived from New York,
The Hapoel Jerusalem youth department has begun a unique new program in conjunction with OU-Israel’s Yachad Project for English-speaking kids with special needs whose families have immigrated to Israel from North America. Once a week, Yachad kids participate in English-language basketball training and group practice at the Rene Cassin gym in Jerusalem, under the supervision
In the aftermath of the disturbing neo-Nazi and White Supremacist march in Charlottesville, some Twitterati have taken to doxxing the participants. Doxxing (or doxing) refers to revealing the real names and personal information (such as home addresses) of people whose online identities are unknown. While we receive a certain amount of satisfaction seeing these racists