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Ten World-Famous Shuls

Rabbi Meir Goldberg

What is your shul like? Is it big? Is it small? Is it a basement with some folding chairs and tables or is it a great, big building with a high ceiling? Today we visit ten of the most amazing shuls in the world.

 

Follow Our Leaders

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Who was the leader who had a miraculous horse and buggy that could travel great distances in a very short time? Don’t know? Here’s a hint, his name was Yisrael. Still don’t know? He started a movement that grew to over 1 million followers in only 100 years. You guessed right! I’m talking about the founder of chassidus himself: The BAAL SHEM TOV

 

The Day Before Yom Kippur

Rochel Gross

Erev Yom Kippur, when we prepare for the holiest day of the year, is considered a very holy day in and of itself. Let’s walk through the day and take a look at its laws and customs.



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
My Tale of Two Mentors
Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen I wish them both continued nachas and success until 120
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told