Two pithy lines were repeated by beloved teachers and relived by those who heard them each and every year.
By Mendel Rubin
By Chana Weisberg
I have nothing against religion, but could it be that religious Judaism is a cult? I bumped into an old classmate who has become totally religious. After speaking to her, I felt that she is brainwashed . . .
By Aron Moss
I was in a bit of a hurry so I didn’t get into it, but I would still like to know, what is the story with electric menorahs?
By Yehuda Shurpin
After years of watching these and other animated, enthusiastic rabbis, with their interesting and industrious ways of approaching holidays—and every day, for that matter—I have learned that sometimes it’s me who is missing a tune.
By Chana Gittle Deray
Without its poison, the snake is no more and no less than any other of G‑d’s creatures. Whether it be the snake of hatred, of greed, of indifference, of jealousy, of pride—of any foul aspect of human character—they are only evil because of their poison, the poison of “I am here.” Because when “I am here,” there is no room for any other being in the world to be here. Without the “I am here” even jealousy and pride can be glorious animals; even they...