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Torah Portion – Beshalach

Torah Portion – Beshalach

By Shlomo Riskin The miracle at the Re(e)d Sea was expressed through song: the song sung by Moses and the Children of Israel and the song sung by Miriam with… Read more »

Torah Portion – Bo

Torah Portion – Bo

By Shlomo Riskin When your children will say to you, ‘What is this service to you?’You shall say, “It is the Passover service to God”’ Why does the author of… Read more »

TORAH PORTION: Vayehi

TORAH PORTION: Vayehi

                                                           … Read more »

Knishes for your Knitchen

Knishes for your Knitchen

By Mark Meitkiewicz Of all the challenges the Jewish people have had to overcome throughout the ages, this is NOT one of them. But oy, what a nuisance it has… Read more »

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 »

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