Thursday, June 21, 2018

Culture

Reborn in Hebrew

13:21 24 September in Culture, Latest
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by Ori Nir I have never thought of my father as a revolutionary. But since his death last month, several of his colleagues depicted him as such and helped me better appreciate some of his professional accomplishments, which I had not fully appreciated before. Shortly before he...

Kosher Couture

11:16 09 August in Culture, Latest
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by Daniela Enriquez One of the obstacles Orthodox women face is finding a good "kosher" fashion line, that is wearable and respectful of tradition. Designer Marina Rahlin is easing the sartorial woes of Orthodox women with MaRa, her line of Orthodox-friendly fashion. Rahlin was born in...

Telling Mitzvah Stories

16:36 07 August in Culture, Latest
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by Daniela Enriquez According to halacha, Jewish law, there are 613 mitzvot that a Jew should fulfill during a lifetime. Some of these are daily duties, like the recitation of the Shema; some involve the relationship between a single Jew and the other human beings, i.e....

2,711 Days of Talmud

12:06 01 August in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison This evening, Jews around the world will gather to celebrate finishing all of the tractates of the Talmud. Over seven years, participants have studied a page of Talmud every day, either by themselves or in group lessons, for 2,711 days. And while the...