“The Torah Scroll in this picture, belonged to a Northern European Jewish community that perished during the Holocaust and has been roaming through Europe ever since. Next week’s Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipur service will be the first time in 75 years that this Torah will be used. The scroll, […]
Only for Jewish National Fund – JNF would I go to Masada in mid-August 😅 I was fortunate to meet this incredible human, Shimshon Yisraeli, the sofer who scribes Torah’s every day from Masada. There is now a word in this Torah written for me and a word for my […]
Check out how the Israel Defense Forcestransports a Torah! Tomorrow night we begin the holiday of Shavuot which marks the day we received the #Torah. Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Holiday
Shabbat Shalom Source: David Kushner
Сойфер приехал к нам в городе… Visiting scribe just in time for Rosh Hashana… Source: Jewish Community of Rostov
Tefillin and Torah in Mitzpe Yericho, Israel How beautiful is this morning prayer at sunrise in Israel? Source: Momo Mermelstein
Who is wise? He who learns from others. Who is brave? He who subdues his negative inclination. Who is rich? He who appreciates what he has. Who is honored? He who gives honor to others. – Pirkei Avot
Love Thy Neighbor.
Incredible Moment! Rabbi Michel Chill, a longtime educator from Monsey, New York, was slated to take a flight with his family on Monday, April 2nd, heading from New York to Los Angeles. Inclement weather delayed the flight for three hours. The pilot spotted the Rabbi and invited him into the […]
A Purim Minute with Esther. Happy Purim.
Today’s Spark by Esther In this weekly torah portion minute we talk about Moshe’s ascent to the heavens… Check out more from Esther on her youtube channel: Click here.
Today’s Spark by Esther Explore the reason we face challenges using Rabbi Fohrman’s explanation of the word nisayon, test. Check out more from Esther on her youtube channel: Click here.
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 […]