Drinking is very much a part of Orthodox Jewish life. At a shul kiddush, a wedding or a Bar Mitzvah, one is sure to find a host of alcoholic beverages including scotches, whiskeys and cordials.
Fall 5765/2004 Vol. 65, No. 1 FEATURES The Orthodox Baby Boom Viva Hammer SYMPOSIUM: “YOU HAVE CHOSEN US FROM AMONG THE NATIONS” Jonathan Blass Eitan Fiorino Chaim Eisen Lawrence Kelemen Yaakov Feitman Norman Lamm Mosheh Lichtenstein Kabbalah, Science and the Creation of the Universe Nathan Aviezer ISRAEL On and Off the Beaten Track […]
Misconception: The main purpose of davening (praying) with a minyan is to be able to recite devarim shebekedushah (prayers with the status of sanctity), such as Kaddish, Kedushah and Barchu.
By Nathan Aviezer In recent years, many religious scientists, I among them, have written at length about the emerging harmony between the discoveries of modern science and the Torah account of Creation.1 In particular, the big bang theory of cosmology provides a scientific explanation2,3 for every word and phrase that appears in the first five […]
History, natural beauty, serenity, springs and beautiful pools all come together at this breathtaking spot nestled in the hills, just twenty minutes east of Jerusalem.
HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook’s understanding of what makes Am Yisrael God’s Chosen People had practical as well as theoretical relevance for his generation and continues to be vitally important to this day.
Here is an eclectic group of nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipes that I hope will appeal to different palates.
“When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” These words, placed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the mouth of his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes, sum up the essence of Rabbi Shmuel Waldman’s book, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
The most startling finding of the 2001 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) was not the intermarriage rate—which has remained stable in the last decade—but the very low Jewish birthrate. With Jewish women having 1.86 children on average, American Jews are reproducing at well below replacement level, considered to be 2.1 children. In dramatic contrast to these dire statistics are those of the Orthodox community.