Entering Adulthood – the Bar and Bat Mitzvah
The joy of a lifetime “This won’t be just another party,” we tell ourselves. We spend time and money to make sure the Bar/Bat…Read More
Moses name in the Haggadah?
This is a great question, and many answers have been written to answer this question. Incidentally, Moses’ name is mentioned once in the Haggadah. In the section which speaks of the sages….Read More
Discovering Judaism on the Campaign Trail
Former Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen believes that one of the pillars of a free and just society is religious freedom. From his time as Governor through his term in the U.S. Senate, he has exhibited a great understanding and appreciation for religious tolerance and freedom, including when he learned of his Jewish heritage and the story of his mother surviving Nazi rule in Tunisia.Watch
Modern Antisemitism: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
In 1911, a Jewish brick maker named Mendel Beilis was arrested in Kiev on the charge of murdering a Christian boy to use his…Read More
Why is Elijah invited to the Seder?
A fifth cup of wine is poured, but left untouched. It is “Elijah’s Cup.” Elijah was a prophet who lived some five centuries after the Exodus. What does he have to do with all this?!…Read More
What Is a Rebbe?
A fundamental principle of the Jewish faith is that there are no “intermediaries” between G‑d and His world; our relationship with Him is not facilitated by any third party. So what is the role of a rabbi, a rebbe—indeed, a Moses—in Judaism? A fundamental…Read More
Future Tense—The New Antisemitism: What Is It & How Do We Deal with It?
On 27 January 2000, heads of state or senior representatives of 44 governments met in Stockholm to commit themselves to a continuing programme of Holocaust remembrance and the fight against antisemitism. Barely two years later, synagogues and Jewish schools in France and Belgium were being firebombed, and Jews were being attacked in the streets…Read More
The Fifth Cup (Elijah's Cup)
In case 4 cups of wine is not enough at the sedar, there is a fifth.
Rabbi Levi Kaplan enumerates some of the reasons why there is a 5th cup and why it is named for Elijah the Prophet.
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Antisemitism on Campus
“Antisemitism on Campus” is a talk given by Rabbi Dov Greenberg as part of a fast-paced session called “Ten Talks” featuring 10 short powertalks from 10 inspiring speakers, showcasing important ideas that change attitudes, lives, and, ultimately, the world.Watch
By examining the life of Nicholas Donin, a self-hating Jew of the thirteenth century, Dr. Henry Abramson discusses the development of anti-Semitism in Europe beginning in the Thirteenth Century.
This insightful lecture by Dr. Abramson talks about the various manifistations of anti-Semitism including blood libels, public burning of the Talmud, and anti-Semitic art. He also discusses the Church and the Talmud.Watch
Why Do We Need a Rebbe?
Excerpt from the Crossfire Panel at the National Jewish RetreatWatch
What is a Rebbe?
In Chassidism, a relationship with a Rebbe is described as a relationship of souls.
Is this connection attainable? And can I recognize the value of this bond?
Rabbi Sholom Lipskar shares insights into the depth of a relationship with a Rebbe, and the impact it will have on your life.Watch
The Most Ancient and Continuous Hatred in the World
Join Professor Jonathan Sarna in a short history lesson on “Antisemitism”.Watch
Why is Israel Isolated
Cary Nelson explains the dynamic relationship between Antisemitism and the Land of Israel.Watch