Simchat Torah

Person in the Parsha: BERESHIT

By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB

IGNORANCE IS BLISS?

“Ignorance is bliss.” There was a time not too long ago when the mention of these three simple words in the midst of a friendly conversation would have engendered a long and interesting discussion, perhaps...
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Rabbinic group: Women permitted to dance with Torah scroll

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Women are permitted to dance with a Torah scroll on the Simchat Torah holiday, an Israeli modern Orthodox rabbinical organization ruled.

Beit Hillel posted the religious ruling on its website for the holiday, which falls on Wednesday night and Thursday.

The ruling also encourages synagogues to be...
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Person in the Parsha: BERESHIT

By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB

CREATION CONVERSATION

Anyone who has ever taught anything can confirm the adage of our Sages: “I have learned from all my teachers, but I have learned most from my pupils.”

It is especially true that one learns a great deal from his students...
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Person in the Parsha: BERESHIT

By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB

“Time Management”

This happens all the time. You meet someone new, either being introduced to him by someone else, or taking the initiative yourself by saying, “Hi, my name is Tzvi Hersh. What is yours?”

After you exchange names with your new acquaintance,...
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Stuffed recipes: cabbage with meat and vegetarian grape leaves

By CHAVIE LIEBER

NEW YORK (JTA) — Below are recipes for Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage and Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

Joan Nathan’s Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage Ingredients: 1 head of cabbage, frozen (2 pounds) 2 pounds ground beef 1 medium onion, grated 1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon) Salt and...
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The Jews, stuffed cabbage and Simchat Torah

By CHAVIE LIEBER

NEW YORK (JTA) — It’s almost encoded in your Jewish DNA: How you make your stuffed cabbage all depends on where your grandmother came from. For many, the delicacy is served on the holiday of Simchat Torah much the same way that latkes are associated with Chanukah,...
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Person in the Parsha: VEZOT HABERACHAH

By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB

“More Than Just a Man”

I have been an avid reader of books about the psychology of religion since I was an adolescent. I remember going to the local public library and systematically taking out every book on the shelves that related to...
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