Indonesia’s small but determined Jewish community

Tikva and Daniel

Indonesia’s small but determined Jewish community The Jews of the largest Muslim country are descended from those who fled forced conversion in Peru; they number in the scant hundreds and practice their faith in secret, but now they have the support of Jewish organizations abroad – and two of them have even dared to visit …

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A Thousand Words – July 29, 2019

Hadas new Intel recruits davening mincha

Meet the new crop of recruits from OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum to the IDF’s Intelligence Corps (hence the blurred faces), on the day of their enlistment into the military. Like their secular peers, this group too bid their last-minute goodbyes to friends and family, underwent registration, doctor’s physical exams and vaccinations, received their Army ID cards …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Matot-Masei 5779

This week’s parsha commentary has been sponsoredby the Charif family of Sydney, Australia in memory of Hymie Charif (Refael Chaim Yishayahu ben Yitzchak) whose 23rd Yartzheit is on 2 Av Shabbat Shalom: Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel: “This is the thing [or word] which God has commanded.”  (Numbers 30:2) How was …

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