Hello students, colleagues and friends! Where will you be on Saturday night? If you’re in the Five Towns, please feel free to drop by the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst (YILC) and say hi, maybe learn a little bit of Torah with me. Besides learning with my kids a bit, I hope to spend the night alternating between […]Read more "Shavuot at Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst"
Here’s a brief message from my daughter Danit Malka, who is preparing for a major hike along the Grand Canyon to raise funds for Friendship Circle, an organization dedicated to helping children with disabilities. Please partner with Danit Malka and help her meet her fundraising goal to help these kids by visiting http://www.hike.teamfriendship.org/DanitMalka. Thank you!Read more "Danit Malka Hikes the Grand Canyon for Kids with Disabilities!"
http://www.aish.com/jl/h/h/The-First-Pillar-of-Jewish-Law-The-Rif.html The First Pillar of Jewish Law: The Rif by Dr. Henry Abramson Appreciating the trailblazing scholarly work of Rabbi Yitzchak al-Fasi. Students with even a cursory familiarity with Halacha, Jewish law, are aware of the importance of the Shulchan Aruch, Rabbi Yosef Karo’s comprehensive 15th century magnum opus that informs, directs, and inspires the […]Read more "The First Pillar of Jewish Law: The Rif"
This article appeared in Radio Svoboda at: http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/article/27692726.html. I understand an English translation is forthcoming for readers who aren’t yet fluent in Ukrainian. 26.04.2016 «Чорнобиль не загинув» – нащадок чорнобильських рабинів Радіо Свобода Рід рабинів Тверських налічує понад 50 тисяч нащадків, але святим місцем для них залишається український Чорнобиль Впродовж останніх 30 років український Чорнобиль […]Read more "Chernobyl and its Hasidim"
http://www.aish.com/jw/s/The-Mysterious-Miraculous-Sarajevo-Haggadah.html The Mysterious, Miraculous Sarajevo Haggadah by Dr. Henry Abramson The amazing story of the 700 year old Haggadah, the Muslim librarian who saved it from the Nazis, and how his children were miraculously saved by Israel. Resplendent in deep blues, brilliant yellows and alluring reds, the 14th century Sarajevo Haggadah was created during the […]Read more "The Mysterious, Miraculous Sarajevo Haggadah"