Wow! The Awesome Kiddush Hashem at Dirshu's Siyum Hashas

Aleppo Codex Mystifies July 2016

Mysteries of the Aleppo Codex The thousand-year-old book with a thousand stories Dave Gordon The hurried clopping of shoes through the narrow streets of Halab (Aleppo, Syria), like a stampede in all directions, lasted through the night. Windows shattered. Doors were beaten down. Shouts of “harik – fire!” shrieked through the air, while clouds of Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Uncorking The Secrets To Holiday Wine Selections July 2016

Uncorking the Secrets to Holiday Wine Selections Dave Gordon As Rosh Hashanah approaches, it won’t be long before we gather around the dinner table with our families to enjoy holiday foods and drinks. Choosing the right drinks, however, can sometimes be a challenge. For many, walking into a kosher wine store and selecting a wine Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Why Our Community Is Rallying Behind Steven Cymbrowitz July 2016

Why Our Community is Rallying Behind Cymbrowitz On Thursday, September 13th, registered Democrats in New York’s 45thState Assembly District will go to the polls to choose their party’s candidate for November’s election for State Assembly.  Incumbent Steven Cymbrowitz, a Brighton Beach resident who has served as the district’s Assemblyman since 2000, is being challenged by Read More »

By David Silverberg

Planning Your Charitable Legacy July 2016

Planning Your Charitable Legacy Mark Seruya When our children see us donate clothes and toys to a shelter, or clean up a park, we teach them about giving back to the community.  When they help us cook for the hungry, visit someone who is sick, or walk for a cause, we teach them about charitable Read More »

By Mark Serouya

Celebrating Torah And Unity At The Siyum Hashas July 2016

Celebrating Torah and Unity at the Siyum Hashas Rabbi Yehuda Beyda The music was lively, the dancing feverish. Hand-in-hand, men who knew each other well, swayed in sync with those who did not know each other at all, jumping, clapping and spinning around in circles. Wave after wave of ecstatic dancers filled every empty space Read More »

By Rabbi Yehuda Beyda

Tipping The Scales July 2016

Tipping the High Holiday Scales The heavenly scales are being prepared for the judgment of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. What can we do to help tilt the scales in our favor? Gravely ill, to the point of near death, Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla, the famous 13th-century Spanish kabbalist, dreamt of a heavenly scale that had Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
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