HAGAON HACHAM MORDECHAI ELIYAHU Z.S.L.

HAGAON HACHAM MORDECHAI ELIYAHU Z.S.L. October 2016

By: Yehuda Azoulay It was 1951, when a wealthy community leader from New York, Mr. Isaac Shalom, approached the Rosh Yeshiva of Porat Yosef, Hacham Ezra Attia, seeking to bring another rabbi to his community. The Rosh Yeshiva immediately summoned his finest prospect for the position. When he arrived, Hacham Ezra turned to the visitor Read More »

By Yehuda Azoulay

BEIT YAAKOV OF THE JERSEY SHORE: BUILDING THE FUTURE October 2016

By: Mozelle Mimran The sleepy Jersey Shore, home to many and summer haven to many more, known for its sunny, placid and calm demeanor, was rocked to its core last summer. While everyone was trying to make sense of the events, a well-established Jewish girls’ school, home to over 200 community girls, found itself besieged Read More »

By Mozelle Mimran

EMPOWERING ISRAEL’S MOST VULNERABLE October 2016

By: David Silverberg Tamir, a 21-year-old raised in the Israeli port city of Ashdod, is one of six children of immigrant parents. His mother suffers from a physical disability, and his father is unemployed. Guetto, is a year younger and moved to Israel only five years ago. Around that same time, his father died from Read More »

By David Silverberg

THE SELF- CERTIFICATION SCANDAL October 2016

By: L. Mizrahi A pained voice at the other end of the phone line asked to meet in private. The head of the respected oversight organization agreed and arranged a time and place. At the rendezvous, the caller produced the shocking evidence – documentation that proved the existence of a scandalous conspiracy affecting the Jewish Read More »

By L. Mizrahi

MR. JACK M. MIZRAHI: A MODEL IN MIDOT October 2016

By: Mrs. Sarah Frieda Sasson “Is anything too hard for Hashem? Where’s your emuna [faith]?” These are the words that echo in my mind when I think about my loving and wonderful father, Mr. Jack M. Mizrahi, a.h. To all who knew him, my father represented the very highest ideals of yirat Shamayim and genuine Read More »

By Mrs. Sarah Frieda Sasson

EMANUEL: SEPHARDIC PRIDE OR PREJUDICE? October 2016

By: David Mizrahi An exclusive investigation into the claims of Sephardic discrimination in the Israeli town of Emanuel The small town of Emanuel has earned a prominent place on the Jewish map – but not in ways that anyone would have wanted. Emanuel first appeared in the Israeli and Jewish media in 2002, when two Read More »

By David Mizrahi

ARE YOU WORTHY…. TO MOURN? October 2016

By: Rabbi Eli J. Mansour A Babylonian rabbi was once arrested by the Jewish authorities for wearing black shoes. Strange as it may seem, this bizarre incident gives us a glimpse at what Tisha B’Av is – or, more accurately, what it should be… Rav Yisrael Salanter remarked that it is possible for a person Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

MABROUK October 2016

Rabbi Moshe & Sarah Schweky - Girl   Moses & Molly Haber - Boy Jonny & Shannon Setton - Girl Rabbi Norman & Adele Cohen - Boy Joey & Meira Safdieh - Boy Gabi & Mimi Chammah - Girl Norman & Marnie Levy - Boy Shlomo Safdiah to Fleurette Cabasso - Engagement David Marciano to Read More »

TEVILAT KELIM – IMMERSING VESSELS IN A MIKVEH October 2016

By: Rabbi Mordechai Mishanieh 1. What is the missva of tevilat kelim? When a Jew acquires certain utensils that were made by a gentile, even if it was sold to him by a Jew, he is required to immerse the utensil in a mikveh in order to spiritually purify it. This applies even if the Read More »

By Rabbi Mordechai Mishanieh

BROTHER – IN – LAW October 2016

By: Sito Dear Sito, My brother-in-law sometimes asks to borrow my wife’s (his sister’s) car, and she usually acquiesces. The problem is his driving. He is 19 and has only had a license for about a year. It took him several times to pass his road test, and in one of those tries the road Read More »

By Sito
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