Yes, this blog is named for an old yeshivish groaner. We first read about the erev rav in the Torah (Exodus 12:38) “And also a mixed multitude (Erev Rav) went up with them…” We learn that a group of people, most of them Israelites, were liberated from slavery and became one people...
The kidnapping that shocked the world
Remembering Vladimir Slepak, a Heroic Refusenik
Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks
U.S. Republicans vow amendments that might risk Iran nuclear bill
Biden, seeking to ease U.S.-Israel strains, pledges delivery of new warplanes
100 Years of waiting: Lebanon, a century after the Armenian genocide
On Independence Day, thousands of Arab-Israelis march for Palestinians’ right of return
Netanyahu’s Independence Day message praises troops’ ‘fighting spirit’ in Gaza
Tag: Rabbinic School
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May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm
When Steven Leder was 14, he got into some trouble with the law. Rather than send him to reform school, his parents sent him to a Reform Jewish summer camp in Wisconsin.
"It was a remarkable place," Leder said. "It was like a kibbutz program -- you build your own tents, grow your...
August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pmWhen I was a junior in college, I spent the year in Jerusalem, studying at the Hebrew University. That year in Israel, more than any other single experience, determined the direction my life would take. I found myself taking every Judaic studies class I could, and I loved them so...