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Shortly after emigrating to Israel in 1901, this Telz-educated orphaned son of a rosh yeshiva earned an unlikely nickname: “the crazy fly-catcher.” Israel Aharoni’s odyssey into … more
They stand with hands clasped, eyes raised heavenward in silent devotion. The leader appears to hold a small siddur, perhaps guiding her sisters in prayer as their husbands (recognized as Jews … more
Generations of American Jews received their first visual impressions of the Exodus from the iconic Maxwell House Haggadah. Introduced as a clever marketing device in 1932 to convince Ashkenazi … more
Egged on by a rabble-rouser who literally wore a political bumper sticker on his chest, a crowd of angry Boro Park Charedim protested coronavirus restrictions during Chol Hamoed Sukkot, burning … more
Eitan Glucksman often wakes up at 4:30 am, putting in 15-hour days as a first-year urology resident at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. The father of two has a grueling schedule but says he … more
Graduates from six Touro graduate schools participated in a virtual commencement ceremony on June 16, where they were invited to close their eyes and imagine themselves at Lincoln Center’s … more
Pray for the welfare of the state,” Rabbi Hanina writes, “for if it were not for the fear thereof, people would swallow each other alive.” As cities around the nation burn with … more
A record breaking 582 students wre graduate from Touro’s Lander Colleges this month with baccalaureate degrees, and 116 students will graduate from Machon L’Parnasa/The Institute for … more
Jewish colleges and universities and departments of Jewish studies may be guided by the core values of traditional religious texts, but their specific tools for survival in the post-COVID-19 era … more
Over the course of our millennial history, Jews have had many encounters with contagious diseases. Often we’re blamed for them. Maybe I’m paranoid, but I can’t help feel … more
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