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In 1757, volumes of the Talmud were burned in Kamenetz-Podolsk, Russia. The instigators were followers of Jacob Frank, a Jewish merchant who claimed to be the messiah and successor of the false messiah, Shabbatai Tzvi. Frank's followers broke away from Judaism and created a new religion known as the Frankists, a quasi-Jewish, quasi-Christian religion. The local bishop held a debate between the rabbis and the Frankists; when the bishop decided that the rabbis lost the debate, he ordered them to pay a fine and to burn all copies of the Talmud in the district.

In 2008, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg were among 200 people killed when terrorists attacked Mumbai, India. The Holtzbergs selflessly ran the Chabad house, a

Bestselling authors Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz create recipes that are as beautiful to look at as they are healthy to eat, and very simple to create.

What is the secret of "simple elegance"? It's not about dozens of hard-to-find ingredients, pricey equipment, and complicated instructions. It's simply about paying attention to the small details - an unusual garnish, an unexpected ingredient, a touch of flair in presentation. Elegance - it's a way to show your care and love for

Can I let a non-Jew manage my property on Shabbos?

Q. I own an apartment building which is managed by a non-Jewish manager. He oversees all maintenance work, such as landscaping, gutter cleaning, snow removal, etc. Although I do not dictate to him when these tasks should be done, I happen to know that he often has workers get them done on Shabbos or Yom Tov. Am I required to ensure that this does not happen?

A. Generally speaking, one is prohibited from having a non-Jewish employee work for

World’s Biggest Shabbat Meal to Take Place in Hebron

Each year thousands of people visit Hebron for the annual Shabbat Hebron to celebrate the reading of the Torah portion of Chayei Sarah. This section of the Torah describes how the Biblical patriarch Abraham purchased the Cave of Machpela in Hebron as a burial plot for his beloved wife Sarah. Over 3,800 years ago the founder of monotheism insisted on paying full price for the first purchase in the Land of Israel, this despite an offer

The Elkins Park community felt privileged to host Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier of the Shmuz for a Shabbaton on November 18th- 19th.  

On Friday night, Rabbi Shafier spoke at an Oneg in the Young Israel of Elkins Park. His shiur on “Understanding Life Settings” focused on the question of “Why are some people blessed with success and others not?” Using the backdrop of a famous event brought in the Talmud, the shmuz focused on some of the big picture issues of life, helping the participants understand