Lady Liberty Lockdown

Lady Liberty Lockdown

In a history fraught with famine, war, terrorism, and civil unrest, the United States has always been able to bounce back from nefarious situations better, stronger, and unified. However, last year, this resilience was tested beyond anyone’s imagination amid the...
Is Pentecost Shavuot?

Is Pentecost Shavuot?

“I looked, and behold, a storm wind came from the north, a great cloud with flashing fire and brightness all around it, and something like a glowing alloy out of the fire.” Imagine thousands of Jewish worshipers left the Temple following their Shavuot service, having...
Dear 2021 Graduate

Dear 2021 Graduate

IIn June 1978, the legendary Russian novelist and thinker, Aleksandr Solz- henitsyn gave a famous and often quoted commencement address at Harvard University’s 327 graduation. Perhaps the graduates at this prestigious institution were expecting a “feel good” word of...
A View of Memorial Day

A View of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, is an American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. This year, Memorial Day will occur on Monday, May 31. Originally known as Decoration Day, the origin of...
The Kotel Is in Our Hands

The Kotel Is in Our Hands

On June 7, 1967, IDF General Mordechai Gur broadcast these now-famous words to his battle-worn troops in Jerusalem, “We are sitting right now on the ridge and we’re seeing the Old City. Shortly, we are going to go into the Old City of Jerusalem that all generations...
Reaching the Haredim with the Good News

Reaching the Haredim with the Good News

While COVID-19 has ravaged the world, and has lingered much too long, it has also produced new opportunities and blessings in disguise for many people. In one unique community, the prolonged lockdown has provided a surprising and rare opportunity, the Haredi...