Story | Nov 27, 2013 | 12:48 PM
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Story | Dec 16, 2013 | 11:57 AMI came to this column in a circuitous way. Menachem Rosensaft, general counsel of the World Jewish Congress, a child of Holocaust survivors and a teacher of the laws concerning genocide at the law schools of Columbia, Cornell and Syracuse Universities, delivered a sermon at New York's Park Avenue Synagogue on Shabbat Shuva, the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Story | Nov 26, 2013 | 1:21 PM
When Yosef (Joseph) is appointed second to the king by Pharaoh he is given an Egyptian name. In the words of the Torah; "and Pharaoh called Yosef — Tzafnat Paneach." (Genesis 41: 45) The Torah then tags on an additional statement: "and Yosef went...
Story | Nov 19, 2013 | 2:04 PM
It is well known that on the first day of Hanukkah one candle is lit. On each successive night, one more is kindled. This in fact is the view of Beit Hillel as recorded in the Talmud. (Shabbat 21b) Beit Shammai dissents. His position is that on the first...
Story | Sep 17, 2013 | 6:44 PM