Why did Nixon refuse to compel Israel to join the nuclear non-proliferation regime? (Ha’aretz)
Why are the “days between the times“–so often “marked by disasters befalling yeshiva students?” (Ha’aretz)
Why, asks Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, “would we punish the proclamation of God’s goodness?” (Forward)
Why do Jews from both Syria and the American South eat black eyed peas as part of a celebratory meal on Rosh Hashanah? (Forward)
Why is there no blessing for the mitzvah of tzedakah? (NJ Jewish News)
Why did the leader of Israel’s non-hasidic haredi Jews issue a statement that Jews must not visit the Western Wall on Shabbat? (YNet)
Pronounced: hah-RAY-dee, Origin: Hebrew, literally “in awe of” or “fearing” God, this means ultra-Orthodox or fervently Orthodox.
Pronounced: MITZ-vuh or meetz-VAH, Origin: Hebrew, commandment, also used to mean good deed.
Pronounced: yuh-SHEE-vuh or yeh-shee-VAH, Origin: Hebrew, a traditional religious school, where students mainly study Jewish texts.