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  • Four questions of Miriam

    March 21, 2013 | 4:24 am

    The name “Miriam” stems from the Hebrew word for “bitter” (mar), and Miriam has every right to feel that way. 

    “Miriam who?” you might ask?

    My point exactly.

    I’m talking about the biblical Israelite heroine and prophetess, without whom Moses never would have been born and the...

  • Are you awake?

    January 9, 2013 | 11:47 am

    There is an old midrash to explain how Moshe discovered his Jewish identity and woke up to his calling as a teacher and prophet. Yocheved, Moshe’s mother, used to sing him lullabies and feed him familiar foods. As she weaned him and led him into the embrace of his surrogate family,...

  • Rhyme and Reason

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    June 27, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    This week’s portion bears one of the Torah’s great enigmas. What exactly did Moshe Rabbeinu do that prompted God to bar him from crossing the Jordan into Israel?

    What was the infraction?

    Most students are taught that Moshe’s misfeasance was that he hit the boulder even though...

  • Former IDF chief Ya’alon: West can hit all of Iran’s nukes

    February 2, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The West could carry out a military strike on any of Iran’s nuclear facilities, former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Moshe Ya’alon said.

    Ya’alon, the country’s deputy prime minister and minister of strategic affairs, told the 2012 Herzliya Conference Thursday that all of...

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  • Everyone is Suddenly Irish on March 17th!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 18, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Why does everyone become Irish on St. Patrick’s day?  Even the Jews.  When has it become a good thing for Jews to start drinking?  Have you ever seen Jewish people drink?  No, that’s because most of us can’t hold down our liquor, and its not pretty.

    I am definitely the “drinker” in...

  • First Person: Rivky and Gabi were truly special people

    December 4, 2008 | 1:00 am

    Many of you first heard of the Holtzberg family four days ago when news of the Mumbai hostage situation emerged. I feel compelled to write this because I want the world to know who Rivky and Gabi Holtzberg were in life and to tell you what I witnessed of their accomplishments in...
  • Correct priorities

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    July 24, 2008 | 12:40 am

    While I was in my synagogue's office one morning, the phone rang, and I answered. The lady on the other end said, "Hello, may I please speak to the owner?"

    I answered, "Certainly, it will be our pleasure to let you talk to him. You have reached The House of God, and the Owner is...

  • VIDEO: Duke professor searches for ‘kohanim’ genetic marker

    July 21, 2008 | 6:15 pm

    Dr. David B. Goldstein from Duke’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy talks about tracking the genetic history of the ancient Jewish priesthood (kohanim) and the Lost Tribe of Israel, the focus of his news book, “Jacob’s Legacy”.

  • The voice of wisdom

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    July 3, 2008 | 11:29 am

    Just like that, she was gone.

    With no forewarning, Parashat Chukat tells us "Miriam died there and was buried there" (Numbers 20:1). "She died with a Divine kiss," the Talmud says, and with that one kiss, the sole female voice in the Israelite camp was gone.

    Who was Miriam? She is...

  • Rare Quality

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    June 26, 2008 | 11:30 am

    Being one of the top international best sellers of all time is not an easy spot to maintain, taking into account changing cultures, societies and times. But the Bible possesses this rare quality, which has enabled generation after generation of readers to identify with its heroes and...
  • Meditating spies

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    Ah, so much chaos, so little time.

    In this parsha we deal with the message of the spies; insecurity leading to depression and fear; rebellion and anger by the people, Moses and God; and several severe punishments, including the major one of wandering in the desert for an...

  • Shavuot 5768: Creative twists fill large field of holiday events

    By Amy Klein

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Three days before revelation, the ancient Jews prepared themselves to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai. Had they been around today, one might ask, would their ritual have taken place at a wine bar? Or by practicing yoga? Or staging a dramatic play?

    Those are some of the more...

  • Shavuot 5768: Multitude of views from majestic Mount Sinai

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    "Present at Sinai: The Giving of the Law" by S.Y. Agnon, translated by Michael Swirsky (Jewish Publication Society, 1994). Originally published in Hebrew as "Atem Re'item" by Schocken Books in Hebrew in 1959.

    What will you study the night of Shavuot? How about immersing yourself in...

  • Better safe than sorry

    By Rabbi Dan Shevitz

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It is late in the game for Pharaoh. Mitzrayim has just endured the penultimate plague: Dark. Pharaoh now knows he has little time left: It is, for him, the bottom of the ninth.

    He summons Moshe, as he has done so many times before, and for the first time conducts an earnest...

  • Lessons of gratitude

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In the course of a lifetime, we encounter any number of friends.

    Some are friends by happenstance -- friends who happen to attend school with us, happen to work where we do or reside near us. When we graduate from school, change careers or relocate, most such friends slowly...

  • Mourning Miriam

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Moshe was one of a kind. "None ever rose again like Moshe."

    At the same time, in very powerful ways, Moshe and Miriam were two of a kind. Their personalities and passions overlapped generously. And despite being separated over decades during Moshe's extended sojourn in Midian,...

  • Israel and Syria secret talks reported; Abbas calls for ‘resistance’

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Report: Israel, Syria Held Informal Talks

    Israelis and Syrians reportedly held unofficial negotiations recently on a potential peace accord. Ha'aretz reported Tuesday that between 2004 and 2006 Alon Liel, former director-general of Israel's Foreign Ministry, was in an Israeli...

  • Jewish Woman Is European Beauty Queen; Katsav Urged to Temporarily Quit

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish Woman Is European Beauty Queen

    Alexandra Rosenfeld, 19, won the Miss Europe 2006 title in Kiev last Friday. Rosenfeld, a student who is also Miss France, walked away with $130,000 in prize money and a diamond-studded crown. According to media reports, the Web sites covering...

  • There’s no business like shul business

    By Sarah Price Brown

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Click here for a sound and images slideshow on Rabbi Rothblum's career.
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    The consensus among those who know Rabbi Moshe Rothblum is that if he had not become a rabbi, he would have been an actor. If he were not retiring after 35 years on...

  • Tisha B’Av Dilemma: Day of Solemnity or Celebration?

    By Jane Ulman

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Traditional Jews mark Tisha B'Av by fasting, reading from the Book of Lamentations and observing rituals of mourning.

    Not all congregations observe the solemn day, however. Tisha B'Av at The Valley Temple, a Reform synagogue in Cincinnati, took on a less somber demeanor last...

  • When the Dust Settled

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last week's portion ends with a ferocious battle; this week's begins with the after action report and the distributing of medals. We learn the names of those killed and those rewarded and then all the troops are mustered and counted, to see who remains alive from the fighting.

    ...

  • PASSOVER: Songs for a Swinging Seder

    By George Robinson

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Of all the Jewish holidays, none is so firmly rooted in the home and so joyously celebrated with song as Passover. This simple fact would lead you to expect an avalanche of Passover records, but this year the avalanche is more like a mild rain of pebbles, at least in the quantity...

  • Moshe Salem: Giving a Voice to Israelis

    By Amy Klein

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    There's a worn American flag hanging in the second-story window of Moshe Salem's stately Valley Village home.

    Which is strange if you think about it, since much of Salem's existence is centered around Israel. He's Israeli, his wife is Israeli, as are their four kids. Most...

  • Goggles of Faith

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I first saw night-vision goggles when I watched Harrison Ford in Tom Clancy's "Patriot Games."

    The bad guys were prowling in a dark bedroom. Suddenly, a good guy switched on the room lights, practically blinding them.

    The technology was featured again in "The Silence of the Lambs,"...

  • The Fruit of Peace

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    What did Moshe want? When it all came down to it, after Moshe accepted that he wouldn't be leading Israel into the land, what did he request of God? Not surprisingly, he asked nothing for himself, focusing instead on the people who would need to go on without him. As we read this...

  • On the Outside, Looking In

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    December 30, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A bush that is on fire but doesn't burn is indeed a mysterious phenomenon. But arguably, there is a far more mysterious element in the story of God's commanding Moshe to go down to Egypt to the palace of Pharaoh. And that mysterious element is the very selection of Moshe. On the face...
  • One Man’s Journey to Judaism

    By Tom Tugend

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

     

    There is nothing tentative or half-way about MarkC. "Moshe" Hardie.

    For instance, when the 26-year-old African-American decided tobecome a Jew, he underwent three conversion processes, with aConservative/Reform rabbi in San Francisco, at Chabad House inBerkeley, and with the Orthodox...