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Pictures Worth Countless Words
Pictures Worth Countless Words

Dawid Szymin, better known by his nickname Chim (or by his Americanized name David Seymour), was born in Warsaw on November 20, 1911. His father, Benjamin, was a publisher of many of the great Yiddish and Hebrew writers of the time. The family-owned bo…

The Spiritual Inheritance
The Spiritual Inheritance

In the Book of Genesis, the question of birthright is the center of several narratives…

A Historical Overview of Jews in Morocco
A Historical Overview of Jews in Morocco

Jews have lived in Morocco for thousands of years. Jewish nomadic tribes integrated into…

Hail the Holy Pomegranate
Hail the Holy Pomegranate

Why would God command the pomegranate be reproduced on the High Priest’s garb?

Success After Exile
Success After Exile

When King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the Jews from Spain in 1492, Rabbi David ben Solomon ibn (Abi) Zimra (known as the RaDBaZ, his initials) was 13 years old.  His family fled to Safad in the Holy Land, where he remained for 18 years.B…

Learning Kindness
Learning Kindness

Today is marked on the calendar as World Kindness Day, a fact that…

Um, This Is My Seat
Um, This Is My Seat

Humans are often creatures of habit. People tend to regularly take…

The First Advisor on Jewish Affairs
The First Advisor on Jewish Affairs

In 1942, after first serving as a rabbi in Buffalo, New York, and then in Chicago, Illinois, Rabbi Judah Nadich (Baltimore 1912 – New York 2007) enlisted in the United States Army…

Give Thanks Daily
Give Thanks Daily

According to many opinions, the minimum amount of prayer one should recite daily should consist of praise of God, a request of God and a thank you to God. Thus for instance, a mother of triplets might say: “God, You are the giver of blessings. God, ple…

If There Are But 10…
If There Are But 10…

While the destruction of  Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the better-known…

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