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  • Passenger Offended

    On a  Northwest Airways flight from Atlanta, a well attired middle-aged woman found herself sitting next to a man wearing a kippa (‘yarmulka’ in  Yiddish). She called the attendant over to complain about her seating. ‘What seems to be the problem, Madam?’ asked the attendant. ‘You’ve sat me next to a Jew!! I can’t possibly sit next to this [...]

  • “Jew in the City” Announces Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars of 2013

    The Jew in the City Second Annual “Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars” Awardees and Red Carpet event will take place on Sunday, November 24th in New York City New York, NY, October 16, 2013 –   U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish [...]

  • TOP 10 Songs From Fiddler on the Roof – Thursday’s Top Ten List

    TOP 10 Songs From Fiddler on the Roof – Thursday’s Top Ten List

    Today’s Top 10 ranks the songs from the amazing, timeless musical, Fiddler on the Roof. This task was so overwhelming that I needed to take a couple weeks off before contemplating it. Play the songs, debate your own rankings and try not to sing along, smile and shed a tear or two. Impossible?

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  • Ezer Mizion

    David Schwartz was a success story. He was father of two sons and grandfather of two granddaughters. His days were full. He was a director in Bank Leumi, CEO of an investment firm, lecturer in a university and Chairman of the Board of a public company. But success does not preclude the unthinkable from happening. [...]

  • Shmitah – An Overview

    As many people are busy sending their children to seminary and Yeshiva in Israel, they look forward to visiting them this year as well. This year, however, is a bit different because it will be a Shmittah year. There will be all sorts of different words and terms floating around, with which we may not [...]

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  • Distance Yourself From Falsehood

     - This Is A Weekly Series, Part 2 Comes Out Next Sunday – The Daily Vort Resumes Normal Publication For This Winter Period. Many Interesting Articles Coming Out! In the midst of outlining the laws for Judges the Torah tells us; “Distance yourself from falsehood.1 ” In this context it teaches that a Judge must [...]


    About 70,000 FSU Jews, most in Toronto, among 330,000 in Canada overall   Limmud FSU Canada, Deerhurst Resort, Oct. 24-26 www.limmudfsucanada.org TORONTO, Oct. 20 – Some 400 Russian-speaking Jews are expected to convene in Ontario this month for the inaugural Limmud FSU conference in Canada, Oct. 24-26. A dynamic and pluralistic Jewish festival of learning, culture and creativity, [...]

  • Shemini Atzeres / Simchas Torah

    Throughout Sukkos, special offerings were brought on the Altar in the Temple. Our Sages have taught us that the 70 special bull sacrifices brought on Sukkos were for the benefit of the 70 nations of the world. On Shemini Atzeres, the holiday that appears to be the eighth day of Sukkos, only one bull sacrifice [...]

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