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In an essay titled “Double Adar,” Rabbi Berel Wein writes that “there is an underlying value that the month of Adar possesses that no other month in the Jewish calendar can lay … more
On the first Yahrzeit of Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz of the White Shul, I am reprinting Rabbi Dr. Shnayer Leiman’s contribution, which appeared in this space last year. Rabbi Leiman, who knew Rav … more
Purim is indeed a serious holiday. Joyous, yes, but serious too. With that in mind, I bring to your attention the gifted author and lecturer, Rabbi Evan Hoffman, and his wonderful and learned … more
Perhaps among one of the greatest Jewish theologians in the United States today is Rabbi David Fohrman of Woodmere. His writings about the story of Purim will be the main focus of this week’s … more
There is no end to commentary on the Book of Esther, and this year’s pick by me is not the last word. However, the popularity of Rabbi David Fohrman’s work in our community (he is the … more
This week marks the Sheloshim commemorative of the passing of one of my heroes and a hero of our people, Moshe Arens.  Seven years ago I had the honor to have interviewed him in … more
A legacy is something to be appreciated by all who benefit from a person’s teachings and personal example. One such person is Rabbi Berel Wein, whose life’s work as a rabbi has … more
This week marks the shloshim commemorating the passing of one of our community’s leading scholars of the Jewish literary tradition, and one of the leading Jewish book dealers in New York, … more
We call it yichus — the legacy of generations of the past. Rabbis, scholars, talmidei chachamim, community leaders who were ancestors to those we now look up to. All the above, Rabbi Shlomo … more
The recent Kristallnacht commemorative in our community featured an address by Theodore Roosevelt IV, who referenced his grandfather, Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, and his open hostility toward the America First Committee … more
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