research led by Doctor Udi Qimron of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine has discovered a protein that kills bacteria. The isolation of this protein, produced by a virus that attacks bacteria, is a major step toward developing a substitute for conventional antibiotics.
A Jew named Gary Yourofsky has been making headlines in Israel and around the world. Is he a hero or a villain? A prophet or a psychopath?
Ari & Jeremy take an entertaining, compelling and fundamentally challenging journey into both the physical and spiritual dimensions of eating meat in today’s world. An episode not to miss.
A: There is growing interest among the scientific community in what is known as the “Anthropic (meaning: man) Principle”. This principle states that the universe and certainly our planet Earth were specifically designed to support the existence of life. That not only are the principles of biology cogent to the existence of life , but…
New Audio Series “The Prophetesses of Israel” by Rabbi Allen Schwartz This material originally appeared on www.YUTorah.org Explore the life and prophecy of our Matriarch Rivka. Play [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://stuffjewsshouldknow.com/audio/prophetesses/rivka1.mp3″] download
Rabbi Steven Pruzansky. Released: 2012.
This is the fifth in a series of classes entitled “Great Decisions”. In this series Rav Pruzansky, the Mora D’Atra of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ, examines some of the most important decisions made by the Jewish People in the 20th Century.
I am not worthy of all the mercies,
and of all the truth,
which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant;
By Rabbi Moshe Kaplan of Machon Meir
Enjoy this audio shiur in which Rabbi Kaplan explores the Unity of Existence through the teaching of Rav Avraham Yitzchak haKohen Kook ztl
Rabbi Samuel Mohliver was among the first founders and leaders of the Hibbat Zion movement and served as the force behind the religious faction within the movement. His lifework planted the seeds which would later germinate into the Mizrachi movement under Rabbi Jacob Reines. Rav Mohliver was born in 1824 in a village near Vilna,…
At the heart of our Parasha is one of the most emotionally charged human dramas in history, before which the greatest plays of Shakespeare pale.
The story of the child with the Hebrew name Tuvia (or Avigdor), who later became the Egyptian called Moshe.
To fear G-D is actually the highest level of courage because when a person possesses genuine awe of HaShem as the Creator and Source of all that exists, he cannot possibly fear Pharaoh, poverty, prison, torture or even death. “Fearing G-D” is essentially a deep awareness and conviction that nothing exists outside HaShem, which in turn eliminates the ability to fear anything subordinate. It is precisely this elevated consciousness that enabled the midwives to give birth to the greatest leadership our nation has known.
By Rabbi Mottle Wolfe
This week we have the merit to begin to read the second book of the? Torah, the Book of Exodus, or in Hebrew Shemot. Our Sages tell us that? contained within the Book of Exodus are all the deepest secrets about Exile? and Redemption. In fact,this is the main theme of the book.
By Rabbi David Fohrman originally posted on Aleph Beta – When legal matters – halachah – is not at stake, Jewish tradition has always recognized the right of all readers, in every generation, to look at the text themselves and to try to decide, to the best of their abilities, what it is that they think the text means. It is always up to individuals to read “pshat”, to try to discern for themselves what they think the simplest, most true meaning of any text is.
by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky – This is the third in a series of classes entitled “Great Decisions”. In this series Rav Pruzansky, the Mora D’Atra of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ, examines some of the most important decisions made by the Jewish People in the 20th Century.
How do we ignite that internal fire that motivates us to live a life of mission and purpose?
Is there a methodology in the Torah that we can use to ignite that passion? Was that the goal of the prophets?
As part of the “Prophetess of Israel” series, join Rabbi Allen Schwartz in the the further exploration of the life our our Mother Sarah
by Ze’ev Orenstein
Watching Israelis try to cope with snow is not only entertaining but serves as a reminder of the innovative spirit of the nation of Israel. In Israel, most people don’t have ice scrapers, snow shovels or other tools to clean snow and ice off their cars, sidewalks and driveways. Instead, one can find people using bathroom squeegees (which one only seems to find in Israel) to accomplish the same task.
by Mottle Wolfe
OK, I will admit it. I am a huge Roger Waters fan. In the mid to late 80‘s, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” played in my car cassette player until I finally wore the tape out. I think that his far lesser known “Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking” is one of the best albums ever made. It has all of the Pink Floyd conceptual consciousness shifting trippyness with Eric Clapton leading on Guitar to boot! It was a major part of the soundtrack to my late teens.
by Rabbi Reuven Taragin of Yeshivat haKotel – Originally published on YUTorah The significance, laws and customs of the fast day [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://stuffjewsshouldknow.com/audio/UnderSiege.mp3″] Download or Listen
As Jeremy returns from his trip to the US, he shares his new understanding of the power of wonder. Ari, returning from a speaking tour throughout Asia and Europe, shares his unforgettable encounter with the city of Berlin.
by Rabbi Nachman Kahana
Rashi in our parsha alludes to the Gemara (Pesachim 56a) which describes the last hours of Ya’akov’s physical existence in this world, when he gathered his 12 sons to reveal to them what awaits the Jewish nation in the “end of days”.