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Letters by the “Hazon Ish,” Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz (1878-1953). Credit: The National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.

Personal letters by rabbi known as ‘Hazon Ish’ come to National Library of Israel

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Fourteen letters penned in the 1940s by the legendary rabbi known as the “Hazon Ish” have been donated to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem by the family of their recipient, Rabbi Zvi...
Rabbi Moshe Tendler. Courtesy of Yeshiva University/The Commentator.

Jewish ethicist Rabbi Moshe Tendler, 95, leaves medical and religious worlds more enlightened

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Listening to Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler, who died last week at the age of 95, one never knew what to expect. Laced in scientific language, with biblical quotes and references from the Talmud, the...

Rabbi’s new book offers spiritual boot camp for High Holidays

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In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Rabbi Mark Wildes, founder and director of Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE), was looking for ways to keep students and young adults engaged with Judaism and each...
A view of the Shaloh House in Boston. Source: Screenshot/Google Maps.

‘Hate can’t stop us’: Boston’s Shaloh House fights back after anti-Semitic attack

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No one ever expected a pile of Gan Israel camp T-shirts to be used to stop the bleeding of one of the campers’ teachers—certainly not Rabbi Shlomo Noginski himself. But on July 1, that was...
Hundreds of haredi Jews, led by prominent Religious Zionist rabbis, pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City that Israel's new government not harm the country's Jewish character, June 13, 2021. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Rabbis lead prayers against new Israeli government at Western Wall

Following the swearing-in of Israel’s 36th government on Sunday, rabbis aligned with the Religious Zionism movement gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City to “pray and cry out, out of fear the government will harm...
Rabbi Peter Hyman (left) with the last Jewish recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award, Alain Silberstein of France. Photo by Alan Smason.

Rabbi Peter Hyman receives world’s highest Scouting award

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Rabbi Peter Hyman was announced as the recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award, the highest Scouting award in the world and the only one given by the World Scout Committee, on March 30. It...
Rabbi Shlomo Koves with Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén in 2019. Credit: MTI.

Retired Hungarian gymnast, rabbi among recipients of Hungarian Order of Merit

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Two prominent Hungarian Jewish personalities, Ágnes Keleti and Rabbi Shlomo Koves, were among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Hungarian Order of Merit. The winners were announced on March 15, Hungary’s Independence Day. Gymnast Ágnes...
Chabad Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik. Photo by John Eisele/CSU.

Chassidic rabbi, award-winning professor becomes Colorado’s first Jewish military chaplain

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Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, who runs the Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado and Chabad Jewish Student Center @ CSU with his wife, Devorah Leah, and teaches at Colorado State University, is a recipient of the Best Teacher and Outstanding Faculty...
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz (holding Torah scroll). Credit: Courtesy of the Steinsaltz Center.

Netanyahu: ‘Rabbi Steinsaltz was an outstanding example of the persistent Jew’

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among the many public figures who eulogized internationally acclaimed talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, who died of on Friday in Jerusalem at the age of 83. “Rabbi Steinsaltz was an...
Rabbi Levi Lipinski with student Nathanael Ghez. Credit: Courtesy.

Turning the page on a different kind of bar mitzvah learning

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When Marina and Vladimir Druskin of Boston began planning for their son Mark’s bar mitzvah, they knew who their ideal Torah teacher would be. The only problem was that their go-to educator, Rabbi Levi...