HOW DAVID GREENFIELD EARNED YOUR VOTE

HOW DAVID GREENFIELD EARNED YOUR VOTE October 2016

When David Greenfield was thinking of running for City Council in the special election that is scheduled for one week before Pesah – Tuesday, March 23rd – he visited two prominent sages. He went toHacham Yosef Harari-Raful, Rosh Yeshiva of Ateret Torah and an esteemed member of the Mo’esset Gedolei Hatorah (Council of Torah Sages) Read More »

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO CHALLENGED A NATION’S LEADER October 2016

By: Dr. Eli J. Schussheim The survival of the Jewish Nation in Egypt is attributed to one little girl. The Talmud (Sota 12) relates the amazing “behind the scenes” story that made possible the continued survival of the Jewish people in Egypt. Miriam, then just a young child, spoke up boldly to her father, Amram, Read More »

By Dr. Eli J. Schussheim

OUR PARENTS, THE REFUGEES October 2016

By: Kelly Jemal Massry “We left. And we lost everything. We lost the business, the manufacturing shop, a very beautiful villa with a garden full of orange blossoms and lemon blossoms that I can still remember. But I did take with me a Star of David. It was made by my grandfather. Luckily I was Read More »

By Kelly Jemal Massry

A KING’S GIFT TO MOROCCAN JEWRY October 2016

By: Yehuda Azoulay Moroccan Jewry – A Brief History Jewish communities have existed in Morocco since as early as 70 CE. It was during the end of the Second Temple era when the first group of Jews moved to North Africa, and a second large wave of migration from the Iberian Peninsulaoccurred in the period Read More »

By Yehuda Azoulay

THE RESURRECTION… AT THE SEDER October 2016

By: Rabbi Eli J. Mansour Was the world created in the autumn, or in the spring? The Gemara in Masechet Rosh Hashanah records a debate between Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Yehoshua on this question. Rabbi Eliezer maintained that Gd created the world on the first of Tishri, in the autumn, whereas Rabbi Yehoshua held that Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

VOTE October 2016

Vote in the Special Elections for the NYC Council 44th District on March 23.

TORAH RIDDLE, RHYME AND REASON October 2016

Riddle: Who wrote it, we cannot really say Cause it came floating down from the Heavens one day To our prayers it was added by Anshe Kenesset Hagedola Do you know which part this is of our Tefillah? Rhyme: It’s hard to know Where I go Here’s a tip So you won’t slip When ever Read More »

MABROUK October 2016

Lew Grazi to Shira Matalon - Engaged Yoni Aryeh to Shoshana Chera - Wedding Sefi & Odette Nakash - Baby Boy Moris & Miriam Arel - Baby Boy Dani & Allison Kheradnam - Baby Girl Steven Gindi to Esther Shamah - Wedding David son of Isaac & Michal Cohen - Bar Missva Shaul & Leah Read More »

MAYIM AHARONIM (AFTER WATERS) October 2016

By: Rabbi Mordechai Mishanieh 1. What is the source of the commandment for mayim aharonim (the hand washing at the end of a meal)? The Gemara explains that the sages instituted this requirement due to the danger posed by melah Sedomit, a potent salt used in early times to preserve food. The rabbis were concerned Read More »

By Rabbi Mordechai Mishanieh

CHAPTER 10: ORDER IN THE COURT October 2016

By: Esther Pardes “Pete, I’m standing here outside of the courthouse, and this place is packed with people! There must be about three hundred people still trying to get in, but they’re being turned away. Wait, I see here now they’re letting in a small group – looks like a family. Kids are all wearing Read More »

By Esther Pardes
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