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Planning Your First Simha July 2016

You have just received an invitation, a cream-colored cardstock embossed with golden lettering providing the details of the upcoming event. You hang up the invite on your refrigerator, and mark the date on your family calendar. The weeks pass, and the night of the party finally arrives. As you enter the hall, you notice how Read More »

By Frances Haddad

Agudath Israel Of America Holds 91st Annual Dinner July 2016

Rabbi Eli David, a dynamic community rabbi who has been leading Daf Yomi studies at Bnai Yosef in Brooklyn for eight-and-a-half years, was honored last month by Agudath Israel of America in recognition of his devotion to the Daf Yomi program. Agudath Israel conferred upon Rabbi David the William K. Friedman Leadership Award at the Read More »

By Carolyn Tawil Rushefsky

Renewal: Continuing The Chain Of Hesed, One Kidney At A Time July 2016

Ralph Hanan vividly recalls the time when, as an 18-year-old student learning in Israel, his friend Frederick Betesh suffered kidney failure. Practically overnight, 19-year-old Frederick changed from a perfectly normal, healthy young man to a sick, exhausted dialysis patient. It was heartbreaking for Ralph to see his friend suffer so severely, and he was determined Read More »

By Lois Sutton

How’s The Weather July 2016

Though meteorology has been around since the days of Aristotle (who coined the term), much of what we now know about weather systems has only been revealed with the advent of modern equipment such as radar and satellites. Yet, we find numerous statements regarding weather predictions and conditions in words of Hazal written some 2,000 Read More »

By Rabbi Dovid Kleiner

Understanding The Shidduch Process July 2016

The Talmud and Midrash tell of numerous incidents when Rabbi Akiva was challenged by Roman adversaries concerning matters of Jewish faith. One such question, posed by one Roman noblewoman, relates to the delicate subject of shidduchim, matchmaking. “Once Gd completed the creation of the world,” the woman asked, “what has He been doing?” Rabbi Akiva Read More »

By Pnina Souid
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