HACHAM OVADIA YOSEF 5681-5774 / 1920-2013

Incredible Stats And Facts July 2016

  Largest Hanukah Menorah   The world’s largest menorah can be found in New York City! It is 32 feet high and weighs over 4,000 pounds. You can see it for yourself when the lighting ceremony of this record-setting menorah kicks off on November 27th at 8:30pm. The menorah is located on Fifth Avenue by Read More »

Mabrouks July 2016

Births – Baby Boy Rabbi Moshe & Sarah Semah David & Sharon Sitt Rabbi Judah & Shoshana Bergman Rabbi David & Zahava Cohen Rabbi Moshe & Aura Gammal Shaya & Raizel Haboba Abie & Jennifer Esses Moshe & Alice Haber Rabbi Shaya & Rayzel Habobo Marc & Aviva Hazan Rico & Frieda Toussoun Rabbi Shaul Read More »

A Behind-the-scenes Look At Maran’s Political Life July 2016

In order to understand how Maran received the position as the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, it is important to first understand the system of the Chief Rabbinate and the election process Israel has two Chief Rabbis – an Ashkenazic rabbi, commonly referred to as “Rav Harashi,”and a Sephardic rabbi, who is called the “Rishon Read More »

By Leon Sakkal

Professor Noe Ital July 2016

How do steel ships float? When the British engineer Ismargad Kingdom Brunnel tried to convince the shipping companies to produce a ship made of steel, the idea was received with much ridicule. “Everybody knows that steel sinks in water!” said the shipyard owners. “How could you suggest that a ship made of steel could float Read More »

The Fox, The Fish, And The Water July 2016

It’s likely the first piece of Gemara that Jewish children learn, usually in the first or second grade.  But few of us truly appreciate just how relevant it is to each and every one of us. Rabbi Akiva, the legendary sage, was found delivering a Torah lecture in defiance of the Romans’ strict ban on Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
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