Bias in Belarus

Bias in Belarus

The laws of Kosher slaughter are complex and demanding, and typically only someone with the necessary training and piety can become a Shochet, trusted to provide Kosher meat for a community. During the days of the saintly Rabbi Yozel Horowitz zt”l (also known as...
Glorious Food!

Glorious Food!

Food is the fuel that energizes both man and beast – the great equalizer. If both Fido and I have to eat to stay alive, and we both seem to enjoy eating, is there a fundamental difference between my food consumption and his? The answer, of course, is yes. We...
A Hack for the Heart

A Hack for the Heart

While reading an article with information for her research report, Ellen noticed the Facebook “Like” button alongside the webpage. It was now 9:15am and she hadn’t checked Facebook since she woke up three hours earlier, so she wondered if anything...
Eichah – How Did This Happen?

Eichah – How Did This Happen?

This Shabbos is Tisha B’Av, the Ninth of Av, the day of mourning for the destruction of both Holy Temples and tragedies throughout Jewish history. Because it is the Sabbath, the day of mourning begins Saturday night and is observed throughout Sunday. A woman of...
A Benchmark Jewish Leader

A Benchmark Jewish Leader

As Moshe approached his last days on earth, he asked G-d to designate his successor, to lead the Jewish people into the promised land of Israel, fight the wars of conquest, and settle the people in the land. G-d chose Moshe’s loyal student, Yehoshua (Joshua)....