The arduous journey was finally coming to an end. The Jewish people had wandered through the desert for forty years: years filled with ups and downs, complaints and miracles, awesome […]
What do Winnie the Pooh, Chronicles of Narnia, Shrek, Pinocchio, and Grimms Fairy Tales have in common? A talking donkey. Fairy tales seem to have their fair share of them (bad
I write these words from somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean as I return home to New Jersey from a week-long trip to Israel. But am I really returning home? On
“Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it” (Koheles 11:1). In this week’s Torah portion, we find the Jewish people, in their fortieth year
From the sea they didn’t want to leave, from the mountain they couldn’t get away fast enough. The Torah tells us that after the miraculous splitting of the sea, all
Lep’er n. One suffering from leprosy; outcast. (Webster’s Dictionary) Webster has it right. Indeed, as our Torah portion tells us (Numbers 4:2), a leper is both one who is suffering from leprosy and
The arduous journey was finally nearing its conclusion. The Jewish people had wandered through the desert for forty long years. Years filled with ups and downs, complaints and miracles, awesome
Knaidel. K-N-A-I-D-E-L. Knaidel. By correctly spelling this Jewish culinary delight, an Indian-American boy won the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee, beating hundreds of other contestants. Jewish bubbies worldwide were kvelling.