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The Jewish bookshelf of Tiferet Binyamin

Usually when we use the term “Jewish bookshelf,” we mean the compendium of basic texts. But recently I was fascinated by an actual Jewish bookshelf, which led me on an exploratory journey.

Judaica artist and IDF veteran fires assault rifle to make abstract art

David Roytman's new art exhibit "Make Art Not War" will be shown at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.

19/08/2021

These new Haggadah options will spice up your Passover Seder

Artists, comedy writers, a range of clergy and more have given the ancient text a modern spin in recent years.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
10/03/2021

Norman Golb, pioneering Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, dies at 92

Golb also headed a movement in the 1990s to allow increased scholarship of the scrolls, which had been restricted for decades.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
22/01/2021
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Jewish ideas, belief in Western modernity set Rabbi Sacks apart - analysis

The rabbi’s soaring rhetoric ignited the desire of all who heard him to be religiously and communally engaged and captivated Jews of both little and great knowledge.

Tefillin of famed author Ben Ish Hai to go on auction

Other highlights include silver Torah shields from the 18th century, which are among the finest examples in existence today.

Amulet from 'Segulot u'refuot' (Charms and Cures); this manuscript is a compendium of remedies

Rabbi Akiva Eger had anti-plague amulets

Jewish sectors with a penchant for mysticism – such as many Sephardi traditions and hassidic communities – have been more likely to embrace the notion of a mystical shield provided by amulets.

By LEVI COOPER
29/10/2020

The Jewish Louis Vuitton

David Roytman transforms Judaica into luxury fashion

By ELI MANDELBAUM
30/09/2020

Jewish groups partner to launch Akedah Project for Rosh Hashanah

"Jews come together over a shared text, and offer dialogue, discussion, debate, and criticism—always within the context of a community.'

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