20/20 EurovisionRead Now
By Shira Wallach
I always hold my breath these days when I see Israel playing on the world stage. I worry that her actions will be taken out of context, or that I’ll see evidence of growing anti-Israel sentiment coloring the media’s ability to report objectively. And then, I’ll worry about the backlash among fringe groups, which then re-awakens those all over the world who need very little cause to smear Israel.
By Rabbi Adam Roffman
Do you remember what your Rabbi said to you on the day you became a Bar or Bat Mitzvah?
My guess is, probably not. I sure didn’t.
By Rabbi Ari Sunshine
The Talmud in tractate Ta’anit 5a speaks of “Yerushalayim shel ma’alah” (the heavenly Jerusalem) and “Yerushalayim shel matah” (the lower, or earthly, Jerusalem), when Rabbi Yohanan explains that God won’t enter the heavenly Jerusalem until first entering the earthly Jerusalem.
Host an Israeli ScoutRead Now
Host families needed for Israeli Scouts from the Tzofim Friendship Caravan. The Scouts will be in Dallas from June 28-July 6.
Hosting is a wonderful opportunity for your children to learn about Israel, build long-lasting relationships and have friends to visit when they travel to Israel for their teen tour!Hosts still needed for one girl and two boys.
How do You Hear God’s Voice?Read Now
By Shira Wallach
“I hear God’s voice by simply closing my eyes and concentrating on God. It is very simple, but I can hear God very clearly.”
“I believe I can hear God’s voice when I might feel upset and down. Maybe something is going on in my life and I just need some advice. Right then, God will call out to me and will lead me on the right track. A voice inside of me tells me what to do. That is when I know I am hearing God’s voice.”
Mailbag: Ask the RabbiRead Now
Q: Rabbi, I’ve always wondered why, when we light Shabbat or Jewish holiday candles, we cover our eyes while we’re reciting the blessing. Is that just like covering our eyes when we recite the Shema during the morning and evening service every day?
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