One night towards the middle of zman, our shiur had a little get-together with our rebbe. We had only recently begun to be bound by the glue commonly found in tight-knit groups, shiurim especially. Consequently, we were anxious to fortify this bond as a shiur and with our rebbe in a serious but less
Relationships have been changed forever. Technology has had a profound impact on relationships between friends, family and spouses. It has allowed for ease and frequency of communication between people physically apart and has introduced people who would otherwise never have met, creating marriages, friendships and invaluable support groups and relationships.
It just never stops. How many times while writing this article will I be interrupted by a text, a call or an email? How many times will you be similarly interrupted while reading it? All hours of day and night we hear the pings and feel the vibrations, and we either respond immediately, or our tension and dread mount as we realize that
Thousands of Jews study Gemara on a daily basis, but we all know that without chazara, it’s very hard to retain what we learn. And, when it comes to reviewing the Gemara, chazara can be a daunting task to the scholar, layperson and newcomer. Enter GemaraCards.com. This site is home to the, “Talmudo Biyado Gemara... Read more »
The Pew study found 6.8 million American Jews, 25% more than the 2001 National Jewish Population Survey which found 5.2 million, but these are self-definitions with widely varying ideas about what it means to be Jewish. 1.3 million children
The Pew study showed that 44% of married Jews are married to a non-Jewish person and the current rate of intermarriage is 58%. It is 71% if you take the Orthodox out. Two-thirds of Jews do not belong to a synagogue, one-fourth do not believe in God and one-third had a Christmas tree in their home last year.
The Jewish people have long been called “The People of the Book.” In fact, one of the identifying characteristics of Judaism is that Jews of all ages, and from all walks of life, engage in intensive and passionate Torah study, without any ulterior financial or academic motives. Such a dedication to study has probably never... Read more »