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The holiday of Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, but the Haggadah doesn't mention
Nachshon ben Aminadav.
Who was this man?
According to the biblical account of the Exodus, the people have no sooner left Egypt than they encounter a...
January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm
"Biblical stories are in our present -- in the cheder we cried when we learned of the sale of Joseph -- and we rejoiced in his ascendancy to power. There was a freshness, a vigor, a nearness, which we felt in that drama." -- Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik
Oh to be a fly on the wall of...
May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Musician Eric Stein felt disillusioned with rock 'n' roll. He spent years slogging away in a band without "making it," so he started looking for something else.
He considered being a history professor, but then, a new instrument and an old style of music changed his mind.
December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm
The fish was the ugliest I had ever seen. I actually recoiled as my son proudly pointed him out in the aquarium. He loves fish.
Most boys want a dog or a cat. Fish, it seems, capture my son's imagination.
"Fish," he told me, "don't bark or jump on guests."
"You can't pet them or...
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California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he regrets his 1986 wedding toast to former U.N. Secretary Kurt Waldheim.
"It was a mistake," Schwarzenegger told The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. "You can't go [back]. It's always easier to be smart in...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Jacob spent 20 long years in the home of his father-in-law, Laban, before he could return to the land of Canaan, his home and homeland.
He had been threatened, cheated, tricked, attacked, injured and orphaned over the course of those years. Certainly, he was hoping to settle down...
August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm
December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pmOn a frosty November morning, I walked around the two massive, ruined synagogues that form a unique surviving Jewish complex in Kalvarija, a small, sleepy town in southern Lithuania near the border with Poland.
One of the synagogues was built in the early 18th century. Its roof had...
September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pmWhen the Chassidic master, Reb Yitzchak Yakov, the Seer of Lublin, died, his disciples divided his worldly goods. One got his books and his notes, another his shtender, his study lectern, one his Kiddush cup, another his tallit and tefillin. When it was all distributed, there...