Hi everyone, it’s me, Nikki Schreiber from Humans of Judaism. One of my cousins did an incredible thing. He put together a book tracing our family history back to the year 1470. Titled, ‘Links in a Chain, B’nai Yonah’s Legacy 1470-2011’, “This book testifies to the commitment of our family […]
In the 1930’s, my great grandfather Shmuel Nulman owned a grocery store on 443 Avon Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. There was a customer named Avraham Yaakov (Isadore) Friedlander who would make his way across town just to shop at this Jewish owned market. At some point, the two men […]
“When I am at a Hachnassat Sefer Torah (New Torah Dedication), one of the most poignant moments, is when the procession passes by the neighborhood shuls (synagogues) and all the Sifrei Torah are brought out to come and “greet” the brand new Torah. It is a moment filled with intense […]
“My origins are a mystery,” she begins, “though I know I’ve always held an important role.” Meet Babushka. “Why do they call me Babushka? It isn’t because of my age. They say there was someone special who saved my life.” “My earliest memory is from 1943. The world was full […]
“My mother was a traditional Jew,” said Natasha. “She’d fast on Yom Kippur, wouldn’t allow bread into our home on Passover, and would pray often.”
But as a young girl, tradition didn’t interest me. I loved music and dreamt of being a famous singer. I wanted to be part of the Soviet cultural scene. My mother tried discouraging me from leaving my roots behind, but I was determined.” “My dream became a reality, singing and […]
Every mezuzah has a scroll like this inside with two handwritten paragraphs from the Torah. Every letter must be perfect and no two letters can be touching or else the scroll is invalid. ✨✨✨✨✨” Source: Aaron Shaffier – Israel Tour Guide
Currently on a Holocaust Education trip in Europe, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach shares a photo from his meaningful visit. Yesterday, exactly one year following the passing of Elie Wiesel, a Sefer Torah bearing his name was dedicated at Auschwitz to 6 million Jewish souls who lost their lives. Photographed here holding […]
SPOTTED: Bar Mitzvah boy at the Kotel, who traveled from the United States to read from the Torah for the first time this morning.
Mabrook, Mazal Tov, Congratulations: Elie Esses!
Source: Aaron Shaffier – Israel Tour Guide
Source: Aaron Shaffier
Good Morning from The Great Synagogue in Copenhagen: Closing in 1 week for 2 years for a complete renovation.
The Great Synagogue is the main synagogue of the Jewish community in Copenhagen, Denmark. During World War II, the Synagogue’s Torah scrolls were hidden at nearby Trinitatis Church and were later returned to the Synagogue after the war. The landmark was the victim of 2 terror attacks, in 1985 there […]
Photograph of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath, and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was emblematic of the relationship between the Jewish and Black communities during the Civil Rights Movement. This photo was taken in 1965 in Montgomery, Alabama at the conclusion of the famous march for voting […]
POLAND: 91 Year Old Holocaust Survivor, Who Lost His Entire Family in the Holocaust Proudly Holds Up the Torah while the IDF Band Sing Behind Him
An incredibly poignant moment in Krakow, Poland tonight as the IDF Rabbinate Choir sings with a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor who lost his entire family. Ed Mossberg lost his father at the beginning of the war, then his mother in Auschwitz, and just a day before the end of the war […]
I HAVE A DREAM: Martin Luther King Day Photograph of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., #RabbiMaurice Eisendrath, and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel is emblematic of the relationship between the #Jewish and #Black communities during the Civil Rights Movement. This was taken in 1965 in Montgomery, Alabama at the conclusion of the famous march for […]
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A few Haredim walked into the house of the Yifrach family and one of them was holding a Sefer Torah. They said, “an American Jew that wants to stay anonymous donated a Torah for the three kids.” In memory of #EyalGiladNaftali May their Neshamot have an aliyah
“Going to a public high school, its hard to start a religious life for yourself. So I decided: I’ll just bring the light of Torah to my school”
“Going to a public high school, its hard to start a religious life for yourself. So I decided: I’ll just bring the light of Torah to my school 🙂 I created the Jewish Service Club in my high school with a mission to do gemilut chassadim (acts of loving kindness) […]
“#Prayers taking place in the #Israeli Field Hospital in #Nepal. #UnitedWithPrayer❤️ In the photo: Rabbi Shay Gudy, religious commander and #IDF chaplain, removes the #Torah from the arc. Standing beside Rabbi Gudy, a well known #Israel Orthopedic Surgeon and Professor, Dr. Amos Peyser” 📝 @unitedwithprayer 📷 Joe Shalmoni