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Hassidic rabbis can help release Gaza hostages - this is how

Ettinger and Mikhalzohn recounted tales about hassidic master Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sasów (ca. 1745-1807) and his efforts to fulfill the mitzvah of pidyon shevuyim – securing the release of captives.

By LEVI COOPER
16/02/2024

Parashat Truma: Guardians of the ark

The cherubim are also woven into the fabric of the Tabernacle curtains and also of the parochet, the “veil” that divides the Holy of Holies from the rest of the Tabernacle.

By MEIRA RAANAN , ESTHER CAMERON
16/02/2024

Parashat Truma: The Temple and peace

The aspiration to build the Temple and fulfill the commandments has accompanied the people of Israel since the destruction of the Temple almost 2,000 years ago.

Jewish Life Stories: The authors that left us

Robie H. Harris, 83, whose best-selling sex-ed books for children earned her awards and a prominent place on lists of banned books, died January 6 in New York. She was 83.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL/JTA
15/02/2024
The remains of the destruction caused by Hamas terrorists when they infiltrated Kibbutz Be'eri

We thought we beat Jewish history. We were wrong - opinion

Every day I doubt God. Sometimes for just a few seconds, sometimes for a few minutes. But what I have never doubted even for a moment is my belief in the Jewish people.

By RABBI AHARON E. WEXLER
12/02/2024
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