• Choosing Our Blessings: Thoughts for Parashat Naso

    When we pray for blessings on ourselves and our families, do we really know if we are asking for the right things?
  • A “(Post-)Modern” Rabbinic Idea of Equality

    The respect shown for the other is a yardstick of measuring the development (some would say morality) of a society. Further, it is thus impossible for an individual or community to have a genuine relationship with God, if…
  • 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…
  • Rabbi Hayyim Angel will give two classes at the Bi…

    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.

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When we pray for blessings on ourselves and our families, do we really know if we are asking for the right things?
The respect shown for the other is a yardstick of measuring the development (some would say morality) of a society. Further, it is thus impossible for an individual or community to have a genuine relationship with God, if that individual or society mistreats the other.
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?
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.
Rabbi Yitzchak Blau explores Hareidi attitudes toward women, gentiles, Zionism, divine providence, faith, as well as other categories. This exploration reveals dramatic difference between Hareidi and Modern Orthodox communities.