This past Saturday night, on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, over 300 young Jewish men and women flocked to MJE to participate in an age-old custom of staying up all night to study Torah. The learning part of the program began at 10:30 pm and continued until 4:45 am at which point our […]
One question I’ve always had in regard to the Seder: where is the blessing? We make a blessing before virtually every mitzvah in the Torah. Before we put on our Tefilin, before we shake the Lulav, before we blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanna, there’s always a blessing, except it seems for the mitzvah we […]
After listening to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to AIPAC in which he justified his decision to address Congress tomorrow, I have just one comment: Get over it. The world needs to get over the political question as to whether Netanyahu should have accepted the invitation to speak before Congress and focus on the real issue: […]
The image of a man set on fire is haunting. The fact that this brutal act against a fellow Muslim was performed in the name of God makes it even worse. If this is not a call to moderate and peace loving Muslims to join the battle against ISIS and radical Islam, than I don’t know what […]
Since the attack on the kosher supermarket in France, Jewish schools in Belgium and Holland also had to be temporarily closed. I also learned that Shuli Korash, a hairdresser in France designed a new type of skullcap called the “Majic Kippah”. Made of real or synthetic hair it is designed to fully blend in with […]
Last week film star Cameron Diaz married Benji Madden, a guitarist for the punk rock band, Good Charlotte. Although neither the bride or groom are actually Jewish they got married under a Chupah, recited the Sheva Brachot ( 7 traditional blessings), broke a glass at the end of the ceremony and spent the first minutes […]
On the last episode of Shark Tank, a popular TV show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a group of wealthy investors, a Jewish man presented what has become widely known as “Mensch on a Bench.” Inspired by “Elf on a Shelf,” a doll that Christians use to ensure children behave while they wait for […]
How do we remember our loved ones who have passed on? Some like to give charity, sponsor a Kiddush or perform an act or project of kindness, all in memory of the person one wishes to remember or “memorialize”. Jewish tradition has also valued the time honored concept of studying Torah in memory of a […]
I couldn’t stop myself from crying today. There are no words to express the sadness and anger we all feel right now. This morning’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem is nothing short of horrific. The fact that it took place in a synagogue in the middle of the morning prayers only intensifies the tragedy. Our hearts go out to […]
THE REAL HEROES: (Yom Kippur Day) Years ago, my family and I went to visit a place which, to me, symbolizes the greatness of Israel and its people. The bullet factory, located in Rechovot not far from Tel Aviv, was where the Haganah secretly produced all the bullets needed to fight the English during the […]
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