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Torah Portion – Vayigash

Torah Portion – Vayigash

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I have been blessed with many fine teachers. She was one of the best. Her name was Mrs. Lachmann. She taught an advanced course in… Read more »

KOLOT – A Jew in China

KOLOT – A Jew in China

By Daniel Blas After eleven straight meals of white rice and vegetables – with the occasional edible nostalgia (peanut butter and jelly) thrown in – it was time for some… Read more »

Chanukah is the Stuff(ing) of Thanksgiving

Chanukah is the Stuff(ing) of Thanksgiving

By Freida Hecht This year as we light the first candle of the Chanukah menorah, Jews in America will also be celebrating the Holiday of Thanksgiving.  Interesting fact: The last… Read more »

Torah Portion: Shabbat Chanukah – Miketz

Torah Portion: Shabbat Chanukah – Miketz

By Shlomo Riskin Why is there no clear religious prohibition against the study of Greek wisdom and intellectual involvement in philosophy, mathematics, the sciences, secular music, art, literature and theater?… Read more »

TorahPortion – Vayeshev

TorahPortion – Vayeshev

By Shlomo Riskin “They said to one another, ‘Here comes that dreamer! Come, now, let us murder him and throw him into one of the pits…’” (Gen. 37:19). “We are… Read more »

Kosherfest 2013

Kosherfest 2013

By Howard Blas SECAUCUS, N.J. – This year, even the ticket agent in Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal knew about Kosherfest – and that the 320 bus, leaving from gate… Read more »

Torah Portion – Vayishlach

Torah Portion – Vayishlach

By Shlomo Riskin Israel’s military operation “Pillar of Defense” was greatly successful in ending the rocket attacks on the residents in the south whose lives were constantly being threatened by… Read more »

Torah Portion – Vayetze

Torah Portion – Vayetze

By Shlomo Riskin “And he confronted the place and lodged there because the sun had set …”’ (Genesis 28:11) Jacob, the last of the patriarchs, is forced by his brother,… Read more »

Torah Portion – Toldot

Torah Portion – Toldot

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Disillusionment. I first learned about it on a park bench on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where I attended high school. I learned about… Read more »

Torah Portion – Chayei Sarah

Torah Portion – Chayei Sarah

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I grew up, as I imagine most of you did, believing in the basic principles of democracy. My parents and grandparents deeply appreciated the freedoms… Read more »

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