In an enigma of world history, Orthodox Jews are immediate family and advisors to the world’s most powerful leader. Politics aside, Mr. and Mrs. Yoel Chaim (Jared) Kushner, are de facto believers in a Divine Torah. This
Rabbi Yehoshua Pffefer writes, “In Parashas Vayeishev we begin to learn about the importance of dreams. Yaakov Avinu, the Torah informs us, “kept the matter” of Yosef’s prophetic dreams, anticipating their future fulfillment. Ultimately, the dreams were realized when Yaakov and his sons were brought before Yosef, the
This year, Rabbi Tzvi Moshe Shultz has updated the Dreidel Olympics Guide. This popular resource has lots of fun ideas that rabbis and educators can use to put your congregants and students' dreidel spinning skills to the test. Young and old alike love participating in these competitions and it will surely help raise the Chanukah spirit at your
Torah Live has announced that its joining the gift-giving this Chanukah, with an eight day long raffle of premium memberships. Sign up on the Torah Live website during Chanukah and you’ll be entered into their daily raffle. That’s a full year of access to some of the most exciting Torah materials available today! For the last eight years, Torah Live e
The Chofetz Chaim writes that there are only two Jewish festivals during the winter: Chanukah and Purim. At Chanukah, the enemies of the Jewish people tried to take away from us, G-d forbid, our holy Torah, which is our soul and spirit. At Purim they tried to destroy us physically, G-d forbid, by attacking our bodies. What was the result? We were victorious, and we retained
With winter officially underway, Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at the Yeshiva of South Shore, has recently completed and released a new set of pertinent Mashiv Haruach booklets on chinuch.org. All of Rabbi Karman’s booklets (see the links below) are based on the psak of
Yeshivas, day schools, shuls and other Jewish institutions may employ non-Jews in various administrative and faculty positions. The journey through the Jewish calendar can be lost upon the non-Jewish staff, and yet they commonly have questions about its meaning. Rabbi Reuven Margrett at the Frankel Jewish
“And you will return to the Lord your God, and listen to His voice, according to everything that I command you today; you and your children, with all your heart and all your soul.” Devarim 30:2 Jewish communities worldwide are bracing for an unprecedented teshuvah movement on the heels of Wells Fargo Bank’s CEO