Some explain the name ‘Chanukah’ to refer to the Jews resting on the 25th day of Kislev, but others point out, one is permitted to work on Chanukah... it is not a holiday that requires
How much of what you know you’re “supposed to do” are you actually doing? Be honest. Are you using video? Are you livestreaming events and classes? Or only occasionally... Where are your paths of resistance? What do you still think is “just for kids?” or “beneath me to do?”
Almost 90% of American Jews celebrate Chanukah, making it the most celebrated Jewish holiday besides Pesach. Since even the most secular Jews feel a connection to the holiday, a class on the
Rashaan Salaam, a former running back who won the Heisman Trophy in 1994, was found dead [last week] in Colorado. He was 42. Rashaan Salaam was a star athlete in high school at La Jolla Country
With great joy and praise to HKB"H, we're thrilled to share the wonderful news that the NEW, beautiful, and modern, Hebrew translation of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch's Torah Commentary can now be studied (and searched) from AlHaTorah's Mikraot Gedolot.
There's a common dislike of writing thank-you notes. It's not at the top of our to-do lists. But getting it right can be the difference between a one-off gift and a lifelong giver. As an example of this, when the leader of an organization I was mentoring used the concept I'm about to
Olami Resources is happy to present on ongoing weekly series of compelling and timely essays with accompanying source sheets researched and written by Rabbi Dr. Nachum Amsel. The essays appear in the book, “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values” published by Urim, or in the upcoming books, “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values: Man to Man” and... Read more »
In ‘A Brief History of Time’ (published in 1998) Professor Stephen Hawking was equivocal about the possibility of a Creator, stating that finding a complete theory of the universe would allow mankind to know the mind of G-d”. But in his final book, “Brief Answers To The Big Questions,” which is published on Tuesday, the astrophysicist... Read more »
The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. To that end, Jews around the globe are celebrating — #ShowUpForShabbat — a nationwide initiative aimed at filling synagogues across the country this weekend, and by extension, showing direct solidarity to the Pittsburgh Jewish community. In light of the above,... Read more »
The Internet is the greatest communication tool in the history of human society – which makes it a perfect way to spread the word about your cause. Assuming, that is, you know what you’re doing. So, you want to take your charity online?