Forever My Rebbi Rabbi Yehuda HeimowitzRav Reuven Elbaz was just a bochur the first time he heard a shiur from Rav Ovadiah Yosef, but even then he knew he’d found his rebbi for life. Later, Rav Ovadiah would go out of his way to help his prized talmid — even traveling abroad to fundraise for Rav Elbaz’s yeshivah. Because for Rav Ovadiah, there was no hierarchy: it was all about more Jews learning Torah. With the approach of Rav Ovadiah’s first yahrtzeit on 3 Cheshvan, Rav Elbaz reveals little-known details of that most cherished relationship.
Breaking a Painful Silence
Binyamin Rose | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
When Charlie Press enlisted in the US Army in 1945, he became an unwitting witness to the horrors of history in the waning days of World War II: carting away pillaged Nazi gold, capturing SS troops as they were trying to move out surviving prisoners, and aiding emaciated concentration camp inmates. But it took nearly 50 years until he was ready to talk about it.
Strangers in Our Backyard
Avi Friedman | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
For the residents of Maaleh Hazeitim and other mixed neighborhoods in Jerusalem, the festive week of Succos meant fending off attacks from Israeli Arabs who unleashed a ferocious string of violence against their Jewish neighbors — who share the land both claim as their own.
Sister of the King
Eliyahu Ackerman Tuesday, October 21, 2014
“Chacham Ovadiah was a man of greatness who drew people from far and near. But to me, he was my brother.” Esther Halevi, youngest sibling of Chacham Ovadiah Yosef, shares her memories of growing up in a different world and of family bonds that transcended all differences.
• Marcia Stark Meth • Emmy Stark Zitter • Miriam Stark Zakon • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Jews not only like eating, we like talking about food, thinking about food, writing about food. We can make metaphors out of meat, take mussar from minestrone, find meaning in macaroni. In fact, it’s possible that the only thing that’s better than eating a good kosher meal is… schmoozing about one.
So put the tablecloth on, lay out the silverware, place a napkin in your lap, and join us for some culinary tales. Bon appétit!
Surela Tuesday, October 21, 2014
They’re both connected to water.
They’re both showstoppers.
They’re both wonder creations of Mr. Avrom Rosenberg.
Dancing Waters and the Traveling Ark — here we come!
A Reservoir of Friendship
Rachel Stein Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Chavie Rubin picked up her vocabulary list and studied the first word: reservoir — a place where anything is collected and stored, usually in a large amount. Her class had a test every Friday, and she wanted to do well. Hmm, she wondered, gazing into space. Could my heart be a reservoir? It is definitely a place where I collect and store large amounts of thoughts and feelings, some of them not so pleasant.…
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