Less than two weeks ago, the Orthodox community learned of a terrible scandal, a lowlight for rabbis around the world, as the promiscuous and abusive escapades of a popular teacher/scholar were called out. The whistleblowing was led by six geographically diverse
Dear Yom Hazikaron, It’s me Rosh Chodesh Av. It’s been a long time since I last saw you, but just today, I was thinking of you, and really want to reach out to you to share with you an experience that I’m in the middle of. These days, as you probably know, the Israeli army is fighting a fierce battle with
Col. Ofer Winter, commanding officer of the IDF’s Givati brigade, penned a letter at the opening of Operation Protective Edge, inspiring his charges to recognize the unique historic and spiritual opportunity that they had in standing poised to lead the ground operation in Gaza. The letter, replete with references to G-d and biblical overtones that frame the Gazan enemy as the “Azati” (lit. Gazan, but used in the bible to refer to the archenemy
With the World Series now set for Boston and St. Louis, baseball is on the minds of many Americans, young and old. In part I of this blog, I shared a great story about how Dr. Alvin Schiff, the famous teacher and Jewish education executive, used baseball and the World Series to teach his
Ten days ago, 850,000 Jews converged on the streets of Jerusalem for the biggest funeral in Israel’s history -- the funeral of Rav Ovadia Yosef. News agencies around the world covered Rav Ovadia’s passing, and recorded the highlights of the life of this great rabbi, political leader and social revolutionary.
In July, the Jewish world lost one of its greatest advocates and most accomplished pioneers. Dr. Alvin Schiff, the longtime executive vice president of the New York Board of Jewish Education, died at the age of 85. Thirteen years ago, I had the honor of learning a great deal
People are beginning to talk about NLE Resources, and all that it offers rabbis and educators around in the world. In fact, we’ve been receiving requests, recommendations, and resources, and we just say, “keep ‘em coming!”. We’re looking to create the most useful resource depot online. Just recently, Rahel Halabe, a teacher of modern and biblical... Read more »