Living side by side in peace and harmony
Stories of communities that came together
“There is, undeniably, something of a crisis in Jewish spirituality today,” wrote the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. How would you define spirituality?
How members of one shul sought to change the way they daven
Reb Yacov was a bona fide talmid chacham and an expert in the laws of kashrus.
Ironically although Matis was practically unknown to the OU administration and officers, he was the spark that helped create and sustain interest in Jewish Action not only in the formative years but for decades thereafter.
I don’t think this is a singles crisis. I believe this is a community issue.
An Orthodox Jewish woman’s mystifying journey to find marriage and meaning Currently churning with initiatives and opinions, the Orthodox community has embarked on trying to solve the so-called shidduch crisis. Statistical surveys, dating coach training, matchmaker incentives, geographic-based programs, innovative events and plenty of finger-pointing all underscore the failure of our current processes to […]
For many years now, it has become a fun household “tradition” to incorporate the symbolic foods of Rosh Hashanah into my holiday menus. I like a good challenge as much as the next gal, but there are some foods that need a little “gussying up” to make them a bit more appealing to my family! […]
Fact: Polygamy remains generally prohibited and the situation has not and will not revert to the pre-cherem situation.
Moreh Nevuchim is a book that has provoked an enormous amount of discussion and debate since it was first published a thousand years ago. Rambam’s masterpiece of Jewish thought was a bold embodiment of the rich and vibrant approach to Jewish philosophy that had taken hold in Andalusia—a philosophy that sought to express and develop […]
Torat Chaim; The Golden Age of the Lithuanian Yeshivas; Choshev Mishpat
One early morning in December 2021, my world turned upside down. My oldest daughter, who was spending the year in seminary in Israel, was found unconscious in her room. She was rushed for a CT scan, and suddenly I was dealing with the worst nightmare a mother could face. A few months earlier, we had moved […]
Engagement with the Divine is a two-way street, in which we are being called.
For Orthodox Jews, the danger of succumbing to mediocrity is probably most acute in the realm of religious growth and observance.
Bringing together the diverse traditions of Chassidim and mitnagdim is part and parcel of achdut which we should all be seeking.