A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera
by Herman Wouk

The reader will perhaps remember...his first visit to the opera. The chances are that he went sometime in... Read More

Punishment and Rehabilitation
Punishment and Rehabilitation
by RabbiShalom D. Lipskar
In 1996, under America’s criminal justice system, we have incarcerated over 1,100,000 of our fellow... Read More
A Return to Simplicity
A Return to Simplicity
by Rabbi Adin (Steinsaltz) Even-Yisrael

Sophistication can make us forget the meaning of simple words such as "I love," "I hate," "I believe," "I... Read More

Buy Green Bananas
Buy Green Bananas
by RabbiBerel Wein

This brilliant little essay is inspired by a blurb I saw recently in an e-mail communication that I... Read More

Make a Difference
Make a Difference
by Joseph Lieberman

Judaism commands us to serve. Our religion has a wonderful history of teaching and learning, of thinking,... Read More

We Are Not All Created Equal
We Are Not All Created Equal
by RabbiManis Friedman

It is very disturbing to the Western mind, to the American mind in particular, to suggest that one group... Read More

A New Kind of Heroism
A New Kind of Heroism
by Rabbi Adin (Steinsaltz) Even-Yisrael

Throughout the world, people are discovering the need for a new kind of heroism. The world, which has seen... Read More

Kabbalah for Today?
Kabbalah for Today?
by Rabbi Adin (Steinsaltz) Even-Yisrael

KABBALAH. The mere mention of the word conjures up images of magical and mysterious otherworldly... Read More

On Reading, TV, and the Talmud
On Reading, TV, and the Talmud
by Rabbi Adin (Steinsaltz) Even-Yisrael

Speech given at the Miami Book Fair by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

The most distinct feature that makes a... Read More

Major Revolution on Campuses
Major Revolution on Campuses
by ProfessorAlan Dershowitz

Cheshvan 25, 5766 - November 27, 2005

Looking out at 2,769 Chabad emissaries and lay leaders seated... Read More

Israel and the Holocaust
Israel and the Holocaust
by RabbiDov Greenberg

Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Weisel was once asked whether the world had learned anything from the Holocaust.... Read More

Keys of Heaven
Keys of Heaven
by Elie Wiesel

The sound coming from the mountains, a melancholy song, a joyous prayer, a dream, a memory: this... Read More

Taking Responsibility
Taking Responsibility
by Esther Jungreis

From time immemorial, perhaps our greatest failing has been our tendency to shirk personal responsibility.... Read More

Judaism: A Faith of Waves and Particles
Judaism: A Faith of Waves and Particles
by Herman Wouk

Secular thinkers are far from helpless in the face of this odd fact, which is all they will grant it to... Read More

Do You Have Roots?
Do You Have Roots?
by Joseph B. Soloveichik

I was seven or eight years old in a small town in White Russia, and like all Jewish boys, I attended the... Read More

MASHACH: What about Mashiach?
MASHACH: What about Mashiach?
by Maimonides

Who will it be? When will he be here? Let's see what the great Maimonides (1135-1204) had to say about it... Read More

Hello, Fifth Son
Hello, Fifth Son
by RabbiManis Friedman

An idea mentioned in the Talmud years ago concerned the sons at the Seder table, commonly known as the... Read More

MM on Hassidic Reggae Superstar
MM on Hassidic Reggae Superstar
by Matisyahu Miller

A new era requires a new voice, one that speaks the truth, speaks it from the heart, and has the magic to... Read More

Joining Lands
Joining Lands
by Michael Steinhardt

I firmly believe that a flourishing Jewish identity must be based not on victimization but on celebration.... Read More

Israel a Shoreless Sea
Israel a Shoreless Sea
by Saul Bellow

Before I left Chicago, the art critic Harold Rosenberg said to me, "Going to Jerusalem? And wondering... Read More

Probing the Jewish Nuclear Family
Probing the Jewish Nuclear Family
by Susan Handelman

A Jew today," someone wrote, "is anyone who has Jewish grandchildren." The words sting -- perhaps more... Read More

Going Out of Your Mind
Going Out of Your Mind
by Uri Geller

You work too hard. Your mind needs a rest. I don't have to meet you to know this. I simply have to look at... Read More

Chanukah in Bergen Belsen
Chanukah in Bergen Belsen
by Yaffa Eliach

In Bergen Belsen, on the eve of Chanukah, a selection took place. Early in the morning, three German... Read More

Blast from the Past
Blast from the Past
by Rabbi Yona Metzger
When I arrived in Spain, I presented the King with the gift of a shofar. The shofar was long and curved, and... Read More
The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Diamonds
The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Diamonds
by RabbiDov Greenberg

The fifth Rebbe of Lubavitch, Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber, was once talking with one of his prominent disciples,... Read More

The Pathology of Hatred
The Pathology of Hatred
by RabbiDov Greenberg
After the Six Day War, Israel offered the return of the territories in exchange for peace and the Arab League... Read More

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