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  • 7 Haiku for Parsha Noach

    By Rick Lupert

    November 4, 2016 | 8:50 am

    One family wins
    population lottery.
    Time to build an ark.

    I’d always learned two
    by two. But some got seven.
    Pays to be Kosher.

    No umbrella saves
    you from forty days. Others
    not on the boat, gone.

    The normal seasons
    resume after this flood from
    our Sponsor on high.

    Never again God
    promises. Then signs the sky
    with all the colors.

    Planting vineyards leads
    to drinking wine and no clothes.
    So much begetting.

    Let your life take its
    course. Building a tower won’t
    get you to Heaven.

  • An Ark is a terrible thing to waste

    By Roger Price

    August 22, 2016 | 10:22 am

    Ark Encounter is a theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky that invites you to “witness history,” to participate in a “life-sized Noah’s Ark experience” and to “be amazed,”  all for the single day price of $40 per adult and $28 for children over 5 years of age. Seniors get a discount....

  • Baton Rouge flood: How you can help

    August 16, 2016 | 1:31 pm

    A flood is devastating Baton Rouge, La., and the organized Jewish world is lining up support for the rescue and relief effort in the region.

    Here are ways you can help:

    The Jewish Federations of Noth America

    To donate and learn more click here.

    Red Cross

    To donate and...

  • Revenge of the Dishwasher

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 21, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Some say the world will end in fire,

    Some say in ice.

    From what I've tasted of desire

    I hold with those who favor fire.

    But if it had to perish twice,

    I think I know enough of hate

    To say that for destruction ice

    Is also great

    And would suffice.


  • Wild weather slams Israel

    January 7, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Rain and high winds have caused damage and power outages throughout Israel.

    Storms raged across the country and temperatures dropped to below normal on Monday. Flooding closed the Herzliya train station and the main Azrielli shopping mall in Modiin, while traffic lights went out...

  • January shatters mark for Israel’s wettest month

    February 1, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Rainfall in the month of January broke Israeli records.

    There were 29 days with some rain during the month, which broke the mark of 25 wet days in January 1947, as recorded by the national Meteorological Service. January 1969 and February 1992 had 24 days with some rainfall.


  • Thailand Chabad House again damaged by floods

    March 29, 2011 | 10:17 am

    A recently renovated Chabad House in Thailand has been ravaged again by flooding.

    Heavy rains and flooding this week once again put the Chabad House in Koh Samui under water. The center recently completed a $50,000 renovation after floods in November destroyed electrical equipment,...

  • Australian Jews evacuating in face of huge floods

    January 12, 2011 | 9:53 am

    At least a dozen Jewish families in northeastern Australia have been evacuated from their homes as a major flood ripped through Queensland this week, killing at least 12 people.

    More than 40 people are still missing, and one Jewish man remains unaccounted for near the rural town of...

  • JDC to help Pakistani flood victims

    August 18, 2010 | 10:14 am

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will aid victims of the floods in Pakistan.

    JDC is collecting funds to provide Pakistani flood victims with food, clothing, medicine and other necessities.

    Flooding began about three weeks ago and has affected over 170 million...

  • Briefs: Questions women can’t ask the rabbi, cartoon Torah, parking tickets, Latino Sukkot

    October 29, 2008 | 10:35 pm

    You Can't Ask a Rabbi THAT...

    Asking your rabbi a question about your period or your sex life might seem odd, but couples who observe the laws of family purity -- where they refrain from sexual contact during and after a woman's menstrual cycle -- occasionally need to provide...

  • Noah’s deadly lack of curiosity

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    October 29, 2008 | 8:58 pm

    It is a question that has dogged Noah for millennia. When the Torah characterizes him as a tzadik (righteous person) in his generation, is this an objective measure of his character?

    Was Noah someone who would have been recognized as a tzadik in any generation? Or was Noah only a...

  • Picking up the pieces

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "The Sabbath Day: One should not forget it;
    Its memory is like a savory fragrance.
    The dove found respite on it [the Sabbath],
    And on it the weary of spirit shall rest."
    -- Translated from "Yom Shabbaton," Shabbat Zemirot liturgy, composed by R' Judah HaLevi (d. 1140)
    The dove...
  • A Hard Rain

    By Frances Dinkelspiel

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    In the winter of 1861-1862, the skies in California let loose, unleashing torrents of water around the state. In Los Angeles, rain fell for 28 straight days, pushing the Los Angeles River higher and higher until a waist-high wall of water jumped its banks, ripping away everything...

  • An Appeal for Help

    By Toby Axelrod

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Floodwaters have forced some 150 Jewish immigrant families to evacuate their refugee home in Dresden.

    They have joined at least 30,000 other residents of the historic German city who have lost homes and belongings in recent days, as floods from the Elbe River swept downstream. By...