Taking Out My Box of Grief

Why I'm looking forward to Tisha B'Av this year.

Thank You Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

An open letter to the NBA star who called on African Americans to condemn anti-Semitism.

The Pope who Printed the Talmud

Pope Leo X allowed a remarkable group of men to produce the first printed set of Talmud.

100-Year-Old Torah Survives House Fire Intact

A family loses everything in a fire that gut their house. Despite the fire, the smoke and the water, the Torah was recovered undamaged.

An Irreplaceable Doctor: A Tribute to Dr. Elliot Samet

Our beloved community doctor died due to Covid-19.

The End of Anti-Semitism

We need to stand up and speak out.

Mrs. Hollander’s Opus: An MS Sufferer’s Legacy of Optimism and Faith

Despite her degenerative and debilitating illness, Kaila Hollander’ remarkable joy inspired an entire community.

Now is the Time to Move to Israel

We needed a final push to get us there. The pandemic and rise in anti-Semitism were it.

Reopening Our Shul: Don't Give Up

Despite all of our precautions, there was no minyan. I was ready to throw in the towel and close for the summer. Then this happened.

Defying 20,000 Nazis in New York City

In 1939 Isadore Greenbaum risked his life to disrupt a major Nazi rally at Madison Square Gardens.

When King Louis IX Burned the Talmud

A thousand years ago, King Louis IX ordered the Talmud burned in Paris.

My Jewish Privilege

Privilege is not a luxury, it’s a legacy; it isn’t a free pass, it is a weighty responsibility. Privilege shouldn’t breed entitlement, it should demand exceptional behavior.

The Year of the Vilna Gaon

Long after most of its once-vibrant Jewish community is gone, Lithuania is embracing the legacy of the Vilna Gaon.

Giving Life to Music from the Holocaust

Francesco Lotoro has dedicated his life to uncovering thousands of pieces composed in concentration camps.

NFL Quarterback Kirk Cousins on his Love for Torah and All Things Jewish

In his inspiring address to NCSY's Jewish Student Union graduates, the quarterback urges everyone to take the Torah seriously.

Becoming a Jew: All the Perks of Membership

Becoming Jewish is a wonderful journey, but it isn’t always easy.

Jeopardy Winner Covers Her Hair on National TV

Meggie Kwait competed on the game show as a proud observant Jew.

Zoom Bombed: Take a Stand Against Racism and Anti-Semitism

A bunch of racists crashed our erev Shabbat program. It has emboldened us.

Frontlines Everywhere

Not all heroes wear capes or medical garb. Many are completely unseen and their praises go unsung.

Think about Taking a Gap Year In Israel

Now may be the ideal time to spend a year learning in Jerusalem.

No Jewish Camp this Summer, Now What?

Camp changed my life. It can still change yours even if there’s no camp this summer.

My Battle with Covid-19

5 ways my life was changed by my 26-day battle with the virus.

Remembering Rabbi Norman Lamm

A grief-stricken testimonial by a lifelong admirer, devotee and friend.

I'm Deferring Harvard to Attend Yeshiva in Israel Next Year

With many universities planning to hold virtual classes next year, I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to spend a gap year in Israel.

How Covid-19 Brought Me and My Hasidic Neighbors Together

For years I felt rejected by my Hasidic neighbors. The pandemic changed all that.

The Jewish Future Pledge: Ensuring Young Donors Give to Jewish Causes

The Jewish Future Pledge calls on Jews to give 50% of charitable contributions to Jewish or Israel-related organizations.

Violins of Hope: Telling Holocaust Stories Through Music

Niv Ashkenazi's new album featuring instruments and music by composers that were affected by the Holocaust.

Millions are Blaming Jews for Coronavirus

One out of five English people believe Jews are behind the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hidden Message in Hinei Ma Tov

Jewish unity despite our differences is a prerequisite for accepting the Torah. How do we attain it?

Infusing Passion in Your Judaism

This Shavuot make the investment and watch your connection grow.

The Jewish Response to COVID-19

Stay Safe. Stay Kind: A small sampling of the outpouring of kindness amongst Jews around the world.

Stop Judging How Others are Responding to the Pandemic

We should be coming together during this time, not splitting apart.

Photographing the Secret World of Chassidic Jews

A glimpse of Agnieszka Traczewska's exquisite photographs.

Sky-High Anti-Semitism and Increased Jewish Pride

2019 saw the highest levels of anti-Semitism in the US on record. American Jews are responding with Jewish pride.

The Muslim Holocaust Researcher

Prof. Mehnaz Afridi, a Pakistani Muslim, has been the director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center in New York for the past decade.

Covid-19 in the Shadows of the Holocaust

Children of survivors gain inspiration from their forebears.

6 Ways Not to Let Isolation Get You Down

Lockdown is no picnic, but there are simple things everyone can do to keep their spirits up.

In Prague, Jewish Tombstones Used as Paving Stones

A pedestrian square in the heart of Europe is found to be paved with Jewish headstones.

New App Revolutionizes the Art of Giving

Falling on hard times, Jerry Latinik responded by finding ways of helping others. His vision sparked a revolution in kindness. .

Kippahs to the Rescue

One Jewish family is turning kippahs into hundreds of face masks to help the homeless.

The Silver Platter: Establishing the State of Israel

24,000 Israeli soldiers have sacrificed their lives for the protection of the Jewish state.

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Kidney Transplant Champion Dies at 55

Rabbi Heber helped facilitate over 800 kidney transplants in Israel and around the world.

Covid-19 and the Messiah

No one knows when the final redemption will come, but the only way to be ready is to yearn for that period of peace, harmony, and universal God-consciousness.

How Coronavirus is Upending Orthodox Jewish Traditions

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews are estimated to have died in Brooklyn. A heart-rending video on how the pandemic is changing their longstanding rituals.

Jewish Partisan Hero Dies of Coronavirus

Benjamin Levin fought Nazis with Jewish partisans called The Avengers.

The Survivors’ Talmud: When the US Army Printed the Talmud

With the help of the US Army, Jewish Holocaust survivors printed copies of the Talmud.

Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust

Two thought provoking videos on faith after the Holocaust.

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