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.

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.

Alexander Hamilton and the Jews

The surprising and extensive connections the Founding Father had with the Jews.

Becoming a Jew: All the Perks of Membership

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

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.

Jeopardy Winner Covers Her Hair on National TV

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

Heroic Soviet Prisoner of Zion

The valiant courage of Sylva Zalmanson. Marking the 50th anniversary of Operation Wedding.

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.

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.

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.

How Covid-19 Brought Me and My Hasidic Neighbors Together

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

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.

Remembering Rabbi Norman Lamm

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

Millions are Blaming Jews for Coronavirus

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

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.

The Hidden Message in Hinei Ma Tov

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

If the Jewish People Never Received the Torah

What would a world without Torah look like?

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.

My Battle with Covid-19

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

Photographing the Secret World of Chassidic Jews

A glimpse of Agnieszka Traczewska's exquisite photographs.

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.

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.

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.

Covid-19 in the Shadows of the Holocaust

Children of survivors gain inspiration from their forebears.

In Prague, Jewish Tombstones Used as Paving Stones

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

Kippahs to the Rescue

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

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. .

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.

The Silver Platter: Establishing the State of Israel

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

Kidney Transplant Champion Dies at 55

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

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.

The Sirens of Rabbi Akiva: Corona and Sefirat HaOmer

The death of Rabbi Akiva’s disciples that has an eerie resonance of the pandemic we face today.

A Holocaust Survivor’s Last Request

My grandfather insisted on being buried in his Auschwitz uniform.

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.

Addressing Biblical Criticism: A Critique of the Documentary Hypothesis

An in-depth examination of the story of the Flood yields numerous faults of the source-critical approach.

Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust

Two thought provoking videos on faith after the Holocaust.

The Jewish People Lives

There is no greater victory over the enemies of the Jewish people than living as proud, strong and connected Jews.

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