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A telegram from Israel

A story of forgiveness, of childhood memories, the Holocaust to Montreal. A rare glimpse into a beloved writer's past.

A telegram from Israel

Consolation for Jerusalem

From consolation in the Haftarah to the news of shooting near the Old City, in one day.

Consolation for Jerusalem

Tisha B’Av; Why mourn?

Tisha B’Av; Why mourn?

Raisins and Almonds, mourning and hope

This month we are presented with a foretelling of destruction, but we are also told ”But this do I call to mind, therefore I have hope."

Raisins and Almonds, mourning and hope

Remembering Israel

Jews cried because they "remembered Zion" - why didn't they remember the bloodshed and suffering inflicted on them instead?

Remembering Israel

A summary of the Halakhot of the Nine Days

This year, the fast falls on Shabbat and is put off for a day, and Sephardi and Ashkenazi observance are almost the same (details below).

A summary of the Halakhot of the Nine Days

Grief and the care that eases it

Grief is likened to a sword over one's neck at first, says the Rambam, then it moves to another part of the room but it is still there.

Grief and the care that eases it

Laniado Hospital commemorates Pola Ann Kuppermann

American Friends of Laniado Hospital: "We Mourn the Passing of a True Eshet Chayil".

Laniado Hospital commemorates Pola Ann Kuppermann

Dealing with grief and loss during the Covid pandemic

Loss is a very real part of life for everyone at one time or another, and grief is a natural reaction to that loss.

Dealing with grief and loss during the Covid pandemic

The Book of Job: Why God wrecked a man seemingly blameless and God-fearing

What was Job's sin? One that we all must be aware of- one no one else can know of- but which is the utmost test of Free Will. Op-ed.

Job: Why God wrecked a man seemingly blameless and God-fearing

If there are tears in your eyes, let them be tears of grandeur

If there are tears in your eyes, let them be tears of grandeur

Tisha B'Av: From Destruction to Construction

Bet El students both mourn on Tisha B'Av and watch massive construction take place in the Land of Israel.

Tisha B'Av: From Destruction to Constructionplayer

Watch: Remembering the victims of the Brooklyn fire disaster

Israeli and American Jews remember mother, 3 children killed in Hanukkah fire, recall unbelievable kindness of family.

Watch: Remembering the victims of the Brooklyn fire disasterplayer

'My first conversation with my beloved mother'

Orit Mark, daughter of Rabbi Michael Mark, who was murdered in a terror attack, tells of her trials and joys on Facebook.

'My first conversation with my beloved mother'

Top Comedian Mourns Loss of 'My Saintly Rabbi'

One of Israel's top comedians spoke about his special connection to the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Top Israeli Comedian Mourns Loss of 'My Saintly Rabbi'

No Lead on Shelly Dadon After a Month of Mourning

Traditional 30-day mourning period ends with grave visit, family shocked that there's 'not even a lead to go on.'

No Lead on Shelly Dadon After a Month of Mourning

Dadon Family: 'She Was a Lovely Girl'

20 year-old Shelly Dadon was just beginning to blossom when she was murdered, family says. But why are politicians silent?

'If This Was 'Price Tag,' Everyone Would Be Up in Arms'

What Rabbi Yosef Left Behind

A neighbor of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef shares what gives him comfort. Mourners continue to flock to home, gravesite.

What Rabbi Yosef Left Behindplayer