News

Islamic extremism and other destructive factors create a perfect storm of endangered culture in the bedrock of civilization [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source Times of Israel
While daily broadcast was perceived as an interloper, the news show offered a significant public service to English speakers in Israel [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source Times of Israel
Michael Twitty speaking at the annual Food Book Fair in New York, May 13, 2017. (Clay Williams) NEW YORK (JTA) — When Michael Twitty dressed in the outfit that slaves wore in the American South — wool stockings, waistcoat and kerchief tied around his neck — to cook meat in an [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
Source JTA

Learning & Culture

In our family lore, we've regarded my grandmother's year in Cuba as a bit of trivia in her heroic coming-to-America story, a peculiar intermezzo between the melancholy overture of shtetl life in rural Russia and the happy-ending crescendo of her American Dream. I hadn't given it much thought until I [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source Tablet Magazine
This week on Unorthodox, we're breaking down Donald Trump's Holy Land adventure. Our Jewish guest is Yascha Mounk, a lecturer at Harvard whose area of research—how to preserve liberal democracy in the face of populism—has made him very popular recently. He tells us how worried we should be about the rising [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source Tablet Magazine
How is a Baby Made? More specifically, what determines the future characteristics of the child? One answer emerges from the story of Yaakov's breeding of the sheep, an answer that seems to be endorsed by the Talmud: a child's character is shaped by what the mother and father [...]
Thu, Dec 08, 2016
Source A Message from the Rosh HaYeshiva
In many ways, Yitzchak's life parallels that of Avraham. He travels to a foreign land to avoid a famine where he then claims that his wife is his sister to prevent her abduction and is subsequently blessed with great wealth. He renews the covenant that Avraham made with [...]
Sat, Dec 03, 2016
Source A Message from the Rosh HaYeshiva
European Judaism looks healthy, and secure. And yet, the majority of European Jews, seconded by many Jewish and non-Jewish experts, insist that catastrophe may lie ahead. Read in full on Mosaic. [...]
Tue, Aug 06, 2013
Source Jewish Ideas Daily – Daily Features

Community

Earlier this month, the Chief Rabbi was delighted to accompany The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. It was truly a unique moment in history. The Chief Rabbi was moved to comment, “I would so love to send a message of hope back through the annals of [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
Source Office of the Chief Rabbi
On 17th and 18th June this year, The #GreatGetTogether, in memory of Jo Cox MP, will look to celebrate the values that the British people share in common. These values will be expressed through events throughout the country, at which people of all backgrounds can sit and share food together. “What [...]
Wed, May 10, 2017
Source Office of the Chief Rabbi
Powder compact owned by Jacob StopnickiThe Wieder family was very anxious upon their return visit to Yad Vashem. Last year, Tina and Marcel toured Yad Vashem with their two sons, Erik and Sean, in honor of Sean's bar mitzvah. However, due to a recent extraordinary discovery by staff in Yad [...]
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Source Insights and Perspectives from Yad Vashem
First Cousins Reunite at Yad Vashem "I grew up believing that we had no family, that everyone was murdered in Poland…Thanks to Yad Vashem, we discovered that we are not alone" Henia Moskowitz BorensteinSisters Henia Borenstein Moskowitz and Rywka Borenstein Patchnik on their way to meet first cousins Fania Band [...]
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Source Insights and Perspectives from Yad Vashem

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