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To Our Readers (Six Years!)
To Our Readers (Six Years!)

There are numerous mitzvot for which, according to the Talmud, a person is rewarded in both this world and the world to come. These mitzvot include…

Thou Shalt Not Steal A Person
Thou Shalt Not Steal A Person

The Eighth Commandment, lo tignohv, do not steal, appears to be an obvious law. However…

Bring Back Our Boys
Bring Back Our Boys

Tonight marks the third Shabbat since three Israeli boys…

The Jewish History of the Cyclone Roller Coaster
The Jewish History of the Cyclone Roller Coaster

Coney Island’s reputation as a vacation destination began in the early 1800s, when New Yorkers would…

Fronting the Frontiersman
Fronting the Frontiersman

One of the iconic figures of the American frontier was…

Touched By An Angel
Touched By An Angel

Virtually all topics concerning life are covered in the vast and varied discourses of the Talmud. Life, afterlife, and even pre-life. In Talmud Niddah, the sages discuss…

Miraculous Water
Miraculous Water

In the desert, basic necessities can be difficult to come by. During the Children of Israel’s sojourn in the wilderness…

How Many Tribes?
How Many Tribes?

The challenge to name the number of tribes of Israel would fall into the category of  “easy” by trivia fans. However, the term “The Twelve Tribes of Israel” can be enumerated in different ways at different times.  Let’s clarify:The …

World Sauntering Day
World Sauntering Day

In Jewish life there is a great appreciation for a character trait known as z’reezut, which is often translated as zealousness. The word z’reezut actually comes from the root zayin-reish-zayin, which is associated with the concept of haste.Acting w…

His Wife Saved His Life
His Wife Saved His Life

Ohn the son of Pelet was a Reubenite who fell under the sway of a rebellious Levite named Korach. Korach felt that a great injustice had been perpetrated in Aaron’s appointment to the High Priesthood. Why, he challenged, was the leadership completely…

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