Parshat Korach

By Rav Reuven Tradburks The story of the rebellion of Korach parallels the story of the spies from last week. Both are a rejection of the Divine, albeit in the rough and tumble of human dynamics. In the sin of the spies, although G-d promised the...

We recently told you about the new community center project of Maguen Abraham community in Cali, Colombia. This emerging Jewish community has been hard at work, and we wanted to keep you updated on their progress! So far the community has completed more than 50% of...

Sometimes teachers really connect with a particular subject matter, or specific population. And sometimes a teacher connects with both, in a remarkable way, that makes all the difference for their students. Meet Dalia Netzer, a wonderful, dedicated - and beloved - Hebrew teacher, who has...

The Bnei Menashe, or sons of Manasseh, claim descent from one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, who were sent into exile by the Assyrian Empire more than 27 centuries ago. Their ancestors wandered through Central Asia and the Far East for centuries, before settling in what is now northeastern India, along the borders of Burma...

Roque Pugliese, a Calabrian Jew, tells the reality of Jews in southern Italy: a mix of tenacity, crypto-Judaism and love for Israel. Doctor Pugliese, what does it mean today to be a Jew in southern Italy? You must understand that the crypto-Jews in the south have lived...

We wrote about the Bissato family, Yehoshua, 45, Chana, 36, and their daughter Leah, 10, when they arrived in Israel from Caxias do Sul, Brazil. The former pastors' unusual path actually led them away from the teachings they grew up on and onto a path towards...

Around the time of the holiday of Shavuot, we felt it is the perfect time to celebrate those who convert to Judaism. The Anaya family, from Colombia, made incredible efforts to be part of the Jewish people and are so happy to be living their...

If you're looking for authentic Sephardic delicacies for Shavuot, look no further than internet personality 'Sally That Girl In The Kitchen.' Here she shows you how to make authentic Spinach, Feta, and Parmesan Bulemas made with Homemade Dough. Bulemas or Boyus, depending on what town a...

Shavei Israel communities, along with the rest of the Jewish world, just celebrated Lag B’Omer – a meaningful and beautiful holiday related to the personality of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, one of the most eminent disciples of Rabbi Akiva and the author of the mystical...