Just when I thought not an extra person could fit in my home, more people come to volunteer. People feel good doing good.
“We don’t know what you have access to,” they said, “but our men are asking for tzitzit.”
Chiloni Israelis, Modern Orthodox Americans wearing knit kippot, traditional Sephardim—Jews of all kinds run in and out of the terminal, as more cars filled with duffel bags arrive.
Midway through their first session, the girls disappeared from the screen . . . Hearing sirens, the girls had raced to their shelters.
Naama describes how supportive they were of each other, with total collaboration for the benefit of the soldiers.
You can’t imagine what we feel like when the soldiers smile and thank us for the supplies.
Never in their “wildest dreams” did Shelley and Ariel Serber expect their living room to be converted into a distribution center for the IDF.
“You don’t just go when it’s safe and pretty,” Katz asserts.
“We evacuated bodies, but we saw the spirit of the Jewish people.”
A growing number of Jewish North American young adults are choosing to pursue higher education in Israel and then settle there.
Living here takes humility.
Despite the fear and anxiety, the war has only strengthened the commitment of many young North American olim.
Passion is what gets you here, but it’s the love of where you are that keeps you here.
Where do you find so many green rain jackets on such short notice?
Jewish Action Editor-in-Chief Nechama Carmel speaks with the former chief of staff to Israel’s tenth president.
If the rabbi permitted him to ride in a car on Shabbat, something horrible must have happened. I didn’t put down my book of Psalms the whole day.
Some eighty-plus years after it first appeared, Hamadrikh, in a new edition, aims at addressing the ever-changing needs of the American rabbinate.
Misconception: If the tenth of Tevet (Asarah B’Tevet) would fall on Shabbat, it would be observed as a fast even on Shabbat.
Why did Chazal forbid making bread that is dairy or meat?
Freshly fried foods, rich melty cheesy dishes and items that are best served right away are a treat to cook, but even more fun to eat!
Rabbi Mordechai Willig . . . offers a “memoir” of his role in the Jewish communal pandemic timeline, including the hard choices that motivated the closing of Jewish communal institutions and the real-time process of balancing medical, rabbinic and public opinion.
There have been more than a few attempts to introduce new religious practices and attitudes into the Orthodox community. But the question remains: Are these ideas within the parameters of the mesorah?
A Practical Guide to Retaining Your Learning; The Halachic Haircutting Handbook; DNA in Halakhah
For us, Poland is the past; Jerusalem is both the present and the future.
We have all been called up. We have shown up for battle in our own way, doing what we can from wherever we are, with our specific talents and passions.
Whenever anybody retires, it’s critical to have something of value and significance to fill the void.
The Return to Zion; Perpetuating the Masorah; The Rav on Tefillah; Masters of the Word; Torah United