A Truly Jewish Hospital

It happened during the Holocaust that Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Halberstam was shot in the arm by the Nazis. Afraid to go to the Nazi infirmary, which he felt meant certain death, Rabbi…

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The First Jewish Lawyer

The study of law appears to attract a disproportionate number of Jews, perhaps because expounding arguments, pro and con, is one of the great pleasures of Talmudic discourse. In fact, one…

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The Jewish League

For American Jews today, it is hard to imagine that Jews in the U.S. in the early twentieth century faced a deeply anti-Semitic culture. Many public and private facilities posted blatant…

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The Paralympics’ Jewish Roots

The competitive spirit of this year’s Summer Games in London did not end with the Closing Ceremony. From August 29 - September 9, 2012, thousands of athletes with physical disabilities…

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Sarah’s Whereabouts Determine Jewish Law

Parashat Vayeira begins with Abraham convalescing after his circumcision. Unexpectedly, he sees three “visitors,” whom the Midrash identifies as angels, come toward his home. Excited to…

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Jewish Work in Diabetes

Not so long ago, diabetes was often thought of as a “Jewish disease.”  This was before doctors and scientists understood genetics. The idea of diabetes as a “Jewish disease” also…

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Jewish Treats

Jewish Treats New blog posts each weekday sharing interesting and enjoyable observations about Judaism, called “Juicy Bits of…

Einstein’s Jewish Life

Albert Einstein, whose yahrzeit is the 26th of Nissan (today), is one of the most admired men in history. His name and his face are almost universally recognized, and his scientific…

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Learn the Jewish History of Your Travel Destinations

Due to the extensive Jewish diaspora, most spots on earth have a history of Jewish communal life. Before traveling, be sure to learn the local history.

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Be a Jewish Leader

You too can help lead the Jewish people by assuming volunteer positions in almost any synagogue or Jewish organization.

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World History and Jewish History

While there is much to learn from world history, it is critical to master Jewish history, which is not only “our history,” but it also enables the transmission of Jewish tradition and…

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Jewish Heroism

A Jewish hero, Jewish wisdom asserts, is one who can acknowledge wrongdoing and rectify the future by avoiding the misdeed.

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Jewish Calendar

By using the Jewish calendar as often as you can, you can fulfill the mitzvah of remembering the Exodus, which is the official starting point of the current Jewish monthly calendar.

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Look Good and Comply with Jewish Law

Because the long tradition behind Jewish law usually has more grey than black and white, much nuance exists. Study Jewish law and experience the millennia-long tapestry of opinions and…

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Visit Sites of Jewish Interest when you travel

Jews have been around for a long time and you never know which cities have hosted Jewish populations. Seek out the history of Jewish life in the areas where you travel.

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Learn the Jewish History of Your Travel Destinations

Due to the extensive Jewish diaspora, most spots on earth have a history of Jewish communal life. Before traveling, be sure to learn the local history.

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Note the Jewish Nobel Laureates

The number of Jewish Nobel Laureates far outpaces Jewish representation in the general population. Jews have greatly impacted on society for the better.

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Jewish Trailblazers

Today, a Jewish Supreme Court Justice does not make headlines for their ethnicity, only because others before them broke the glass ceiling. Appreciate the Jewish trailblazers who came…

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Jewish Library

Strive to acquire a complete Jewish library (Pentateuch, Prophets, Writings, Talmud and Code of Jewish Law), which, according to some opinions, is a fulfillment of writing a Torah…

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Read Jewish

Read Jewish stories to the Jewish children in your life. 

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Jewish in the House of Commons and Lords

Learn about the Jewish heroes and heroines who, over the years, helped secure a formal acceptance of Jewish identity at the highest levels of government in countries around the world.

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World History and Jewish History

While there is much to learn from world history, it is critical to master its impact on the Jewish community and, in a broader sense, on Jewish history.

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Jewish Trailblazers

Today, a Jewish Supreme Court Justice does not make headlines for their ethnicity, only because others before them broke the glass ceiling. Appreciate the Jewish trailblazers who came…

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Shemot-Jewish Names

Study this week’s Torah portion which begins with a recitation of the Jewish names of the children of the patriarch Jacob and the onset of the bitter enslavement of the Jewish people in…

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Explore Jewish History

Study the history of great Jewish scholars, who, throughout the generations, have served as spiritual leaders guiding the Jewish community.

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Passover Jewish Treats

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