A look back at Jewish life in Boro Park in the mid-twentieth century
Concerned that “Orthodoxy was diminishing in America,” a group of high-profile lay leaders came together to strengthen Orthodox Judaism and increase its role in the larger American Jewish arena.
“‘You’re throwing me out?’ she cries in disbelief as she drives off to the third social engagement of the day, a day after we’ve gone into isolation. My daughter can’t believe what I am saying. Neither can I.”
What one individual’s determination and perseverance can accomplish.
How mindfulness is helping students cope with stress and anxiety
What is mindfulness? When you are able to be in the quiet and find tranquility and empathy.
What is Jewish mindfulness? When in that quiet, you find God.
This book moved me for the values that Rav Hirschprung embodied even while literally hovering between life and death.
There are still many more chapters in the story of the Jewish publishing world that remain to be written.
The Torah declares in an engimatic passage: “Hashem said, ‘My spirit shall not contend evermore concerning man since he is but flesh; his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.’”
Whether as an accompaniment, accoutrement or the starring role, consider these recipes for your summer table.
Acute loneliness, invisibility, lack of a definite role in a family-centric faith, socializing in a community of couples, invitations and the lack thereof are real struggles for single adult women, with and without children.
What is a Bais Yaakov girl?,” a friend asked as we discussed Sarah Schenirer, the founder of the girls’ school movement. It’s a difficult question to answer if you’ve never met one.
There is precedent to read Sefer Shemot as a guide to returning to the Land. The nineteenth-century commentaries, the Netziv, Meshech Chochmah, Malbim, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, and others all used their commentaries on Shemot to underscore the challenges facing the Jews in the Diaspora.
Rather than claiming to be history, this book openly reports stories that reflect the worldviews of the speakers. These are conversations with great people about great leaders and great institutions.
As the virus spread into other corners of the Jewish world, the chesed spread as well.