• Fighting Anti-Semitism by Getting Straight As

    This essay by David Suissa appeared in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, May 26, 2024. It is a powerful message on how we combat anti-Semitism when we excel at what we do.
  • IVF and the Alabama Court Ruling

    In vitro fertilization has produced millions of viable babies. The ruling that greatly restricts this procedure is problematic on many levels--including halakhic.
  • On Local Responsibility

    Over and over, the Torah lays it out for us. God, family, community, nation, world. Take as much responsibility for the relationships and institutions closest to you and work toward your goals. What is the responsibility the…
  • Walk, not Talk: Thoughts on Parashat Behukotai

    The Torah portion reminds us to "walk" in God's statutes, to participate actively, happily and responsibly in maintaining a vibrant Jewish religious life. Those who shirk the responsibility and privilege of "walking" in God'…

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This essay by David Suissa appeared in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, May 26, 2024. It is a powerful message on how we combat anti-Semitism when we excel at what we do.
In vitro fertilization has produced millions of viable babies. The ruling that greatly restricts this procedure is problematic on many levels--including halakhic.
Over and over, the Torah lays it out for us. God, family, community, nation, world. Take as much responsibility for the relationships and institutions closest to you and work toward your goals. What is the responsibility the Torah wants us to take? Which step do we take first?
The Torah portion reminds us to "walk" in God's statutes, to participate actively, happily and responsibly in maintaining a vibrant Jewish religious life. Those who shirk the responsibility and privilege of "walking" in God's ways deprive themselves of the satisfaction and self-respect that come with ethical, righteous religious living.
On Sunday, June 23, Rabbi Hayyim Angel will again participate in the annual Bible Study Days held at SAR High School in Riverdale, New York (503 West 259th Street, Bronx). Our Institute is a co-sponsor of this program.  
This article by Rabbi Marc D. Angel reflects on past transformations within Sephardic Jewry...and on the relevance of Sephardic civilization to all Jews. As the Jewish People move toward multi-ethnic and post-ethnic realities, we need to be exploring Sephardism and its role in the future of world Jewry.