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Torah Portion – Ki Tetzei

Torah Portion – Ki Tetzei

There is a phrase that one hears quite commonly: “It is what it is.” There is something that has always disturbed me about that phrase. To me, the phrase seems… Read more »

Torah Portion – Shoftim

Torah Portion – Shoftim

By Shlomo Riskin ‘When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to… Read more »

TorahPortion – Re’eh

TorahPortion – Re’eh

By Shlomo Riskin “You [Israel] are the children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves and do not place a bald spot between your eyes…” (Deuteronomy 14:1-2) One… Read more »

Torah Portion — Eikev

Torah Portion — Eikev

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb As a parent, grandparent, and psychologist, I am often considered to be something of an expert on parenting and child rearing. In that capacity, I… Read more »

New dating site for Aliyah-minded singles goes live

New dating site for Aliyah-minded singles goes live

JERUSALEM – Nefesh B’Nefesh has joined forces with the popular Jewish dating site Saw You at Sinai to produce See You In Israel  (www.seeyouinisrael.com), an online dating service for Aliyah-minded… Read more »

New online service helps the bereaved

New online service helps the bereaved

When Sharon Rosen’s mother passed away, she was exhausted and overwhelmed by the stress of making final arrangements, fielding endless phone calls from family and friends, and figuring out what… Read more »

ARTS & CULTURE — Israeli dance company set to premiere at Jacob’s Pillow

ARTS & CULTURE — Israeli dance company set to premiere at Jacob’s Pillow

By Mara Dresner Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the Israeli artistic community, creating a continuous stream of critically acclaimed original works… Read more »

TorahPortion     Ve’etchanan Shabbat Nachamu

TorahPortion Ve’etchanan Shabbat Nachamu

By Shlomo Riskin  “Comfort you, comfort you, My People” (Isaiah 40:1) The Shabbat after Tisha B’Av is known as the Shabbat of Comfort, a phrase taken from the first verse… Read more »

The Talking Books are Live!

The Talking Books are Live!

In the spring of 2011, two Fellows from the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. picked up more than 200 Yiddish books from the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. They… Read more »

Torah Portion        Devarim

Torah Portion Devarim

By Shlomo Riskin  “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for… Read more »

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