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Tisha Be'av: Another view of the fast day from the 20th century

Come with me to the end of World War II and what Tisha Be’av offered us then, as our souls were wracked in fasting, pierced with sorrow and then uplifted with a tiny glimmer of hope.

By DAVID GEFFEN
06/08/2022

A wilderness-inspired Jewish wedding featured animal-skin ketubah and more

A couple had a wilderness-inspired wedding where they had an animal-skin ketubah and a Shavuot-inspired wedding.

By ALIX WALL/JTA
06/08/2022

Creators of ‘The Patient’ defend casting Steve Carell as Jewish therapist

The non-Jewish actor plays a Jewish therapist in the upcoming psychological thriller “The Patient,” which premieres Aug. 30 on Hulu.

By CALEB GUEDES-REED/JTA
05/08/2022

Parashat Devarim: Criticism stemming from love

Only when the person being criticized is confident that the criticism comes from a place of love does it have a chance to induce change.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
05/08/2022

Destruction of the Temple: On Mount Gerizim

The tragedy is that the Samaritans could not be integrated into the Jewish people as a whole. But it was they who refused.

30/07/2022

The wedding that linked the Belz, Vizhnitzer hassidim together

According to the press, 10,000 invitations had been sent out. This was to be the wedding of a generation – perhaps one for the ages.

By LEVI COOPER
30/07/2022

Tisha Be'av: Mourning for the Temple in the modern era

How can we mourn on Tisha Be’av in the modern State of Israel? Without updating our mourning, Tisha Be’av can become emotionally hollow.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
30/07/2022

Ronald Lauder condemns Western Wall incident as ‘antisemitic’

WJC head: Ultra-Orthodox reaction in egalitarian section was antisemitic

Parashat Masei: Will the stains ruin the picture?

This summary invites us to focus on those 40 years during which the Children of Israel wandered in the desert.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
29/07/2022
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