Lawrence Bernstein (name changed) was born to Holocaust survivors in the East Tremont Section of the Bronx in 1951; the family davened by Rabbi Moshe Bick Zt”l on East 169th Street. Lawrence knocked on my door on Erev Pesach minutes before I was about to sell the Chometz. Larry was obviously a not-a-regular and I had no time on such a busy day to ‘chap a schmooze’. He said he was here to “sell me his hoometz."
Thousands of Jewish students travel to Israel on many programs. In 2009, the Israel Shabbat Experience began working with various tour operators bringing large numbers of students and young adults to enhance participants’ appreciation of Shabbat. An important part of the
iShtick, a developer of Jewish educational apps for children, has announced the release of its inaugural app, a ground-breaking, fully interactive, musical siddur, designed for children ranging in age from two through nine.
In the first Morasha class on the Amidah, we focused on the historical background of the Amidah, the structure of its blessings, and the advantages of standardized prayer. In this class we will turn our attention to the details of how to pray the Amidah: how we articulate our prayers, which way we face, and... Read more »
One of the most significant prayers in Judaism and the heart of the daily prayers is the Amidah. It is an expression of many of the fundamental tenets of Judaism, accompanied by requesting God for our most basic needs in life. The word “Amidah” means “standing,” for that is the position in which it is... Read more »
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The Beit Knesset (synagogue) is the focal point of Jewish communal life. It is the home of God, a place of prayer and study where we can connect to Him. It is described as a Miniature Temple, a Mikdash Me’at. When the Jews received the Torah at Har Sinai, God revealed Himself to them in... Read more »
Prayer provides every person with the profound ability to communicate with God. It is our opportunity to talk to God, to express our joys and frustrations and put forward our wishes. Moreover, prayer is a powerful means for personal introspection as well as contemplation of the world. This class will explore the profound nature of... Read more »