The Rabbi From Frankfurt

The Rabbi From Frankfurt

Many changes have rocked the world and the Jewish people. While this current pandemic is the latest in a number of world-shaking events, there have been other happenings in the past that have greatly changed the way the Jewish people have lived. From the success of...
Devorah Romm and the Vilna Edition Shas

Devorah Romm and the Vilna Edition Shas

The printing press is an amazing invention, one that has revolutionized the way people communicate and store knowledge all over the world. From Asia to Europe, the proliferation of printed texts has advanced the march of civilization, bringing news, spreading wisdom,...
The Tale of Simeon the Just

The Tale of Simeon the Just

History can be understood in many different ways. A linear map of events in the past. A mesh of interconnecting events that affect future happenings. A story, with all of humanity as the collective protagonists. Exploring history is, in itself, an adventure, and on...
Hayim Nahman Bialik, National Poet of Israel

Hayim Nahman Bialik, National Poet of Israel

In mainstream thought, the inception of poetry is often attributed to a “muse”, of sorts, an abstract inspiration that represents the drive to create art. For some poets, this muse could be their love, their pain, or their country. For religiously-inclined works, the...
Sara Adler, from Odessa to Yiddish Theater

Sara Adler, from Odessa to Yiddish Theater

Jewish culture encompasses many forms. From poetry to literature, from language to music, from physical artifacts and heritage sites to more abstract habits and even culinary cuisines, Jewish culture has flourished and persisted in almost all corners of the earth....