Arrivals / Departures: A Polish non-Jew explains why he's getting a Ph.D. in Jewish studies; an Orthodox doctor from Canada talks about the importance of believing in yourself – and therapy.
Ants are not wise, and Yosef was a gaon in an area to which only an ant could devote itself. Imagine the contribution he could have made to the state and to civilization had he broadened his horizons.
Polish Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher, a rabbinical scholar, teacher and mystic, was an early proponent of the Jews expediting the Messianic age.
The rabbis had to reinvent Judaic practices after the Romans destroyed the Second Temple, and it seems they invented the Jewish New Year out of thin air.
When the Dutch East India Co relented and let them into the Cape, without constraints, the Jews began to arrive.
A failed sermon is like a placid lake - pleasant, but static. A successful sermon is a ripple in still water, combining Jewish textual tradition with real-world issues.
Course was reinstated after solving procedural issues; revisions were made to the syllabus in response to concerns that the course was promoting political agenda.
Arie Hasit was Facebook's fourth user. He admits to occasionally wondering what might have been had he joined the tiny startup his suitemates were working on.
Glueckl of Hameln wrote of her perfectly pious husband, helping Chmielnicki survivors – and her own 'ethical will.'
The suspension came on the same day 43 Jewish, civil rights and education advocacy groups sent a letter to Chancellor Nicholas Dirks office raising concerns about the course.