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Aishet Chayil and Esther
Aishet Chayil and Esther

On Friday nights it is customary to sing a selection of verses from the final chapter of the Book of Proverbs (31:10-31) known as…

What Was It About Mordechai That So Angered Haman?
What Was It About Mordechai That So Angered Haman?

According to the narrative in the Book of Esther, Haman’s plot to destroy the Jewish people appears to have been instigated by the fact that…

The Tribe of Menashe
The Tribe of Menashe

As descendants of the original 12 sons of Israel, the lives and personalities of the descendants of Jacob significantly impacted on the history and behavior of…

In Uniform
In Uniform

The role played by dress codes is a topic that, every few years, sparks discussion and debate. Whether the question is…

Who Was Mordechai?
Who Was Mordechai?

There are some people in this world who always seem to be right in the thick of the action. As described in…

The Founder of the House of Rothschild
The Founder of the House of Rothschild

The name Rothschild echoes with a sense of wealth and fame. The House of Rothschild was one of the most powerful financial forces in…

When Adar Begins
When Adar Begins

The month of Adar, the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar year, begins today. The Talmud (Ta’anith 29a) states…

What Wood
What Wood

A large portion of the Book of Exodus describes the lengthy instructions for the building of…

The Little Terror
The Little Terror

While some athletes are known to be Jewish only because of their Jewish-sounding last names, others wear their Jewish identity on…

Kindness Without Fanfare
Kindness Without Fanfare

There is a fascinating story in the Talmud that demonstrates the importance of being conscientious in the way one does…

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