A Chabad couple passed out menorahs and donuts to police and journalists outside the bomber’s home.
It is a sight familiar to anyone who takes public transit between Brooklyn and Manhattan in the early fall: a seasonal crush of ultra-Orthodox Jews flooding the city in order to bring the world one step closer to Messianic redemption.
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Most fathers prefer to leave the the bris to professionals, but one mohel found that a small minority agree to perform it themselves, as Abraham did for Isaac.
A Chabad leader recounts chasing after celebrities to show them the Jewish way. He insists it’s just as important to put a challah in the hands of jailed killers.
We’re lucky to have Jews who can write seven-figure checks to charity. But that doesn’t mean the rest of us shouldn’t chip in with our two-figure good deed.
A new basketball court in Beersheba, Israel, came to life as part of a bar mitzvah project by New Yorker Daniel Klosk.
An old Yiddish prayer book created only for women is experiencing a revival of interest, especially in ultra-Orthodox ciricles. Philologos explains why.
For the most part, Jews celebrate good things with lots of food. Holidays like Rosh Hashanah and Passover bring to mind full bellies and bubbie’s matzo ball soup, perhaps even more than the feelings of repentance and liberation they are supposed to invoke. On the other hand, to commemorate sad events, we fast. The temple was destroyed on Tisha B’Av, and an assassination marked the end of Jewish autonomy in Jerusalem (Tzom Gedaliah) and on these days, we refrain from eating to better concentrate on the solemnness of the day.