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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 from the Hittites to give it to him as a gift.
Because of the tie-in with the weekly Torah portion, Hebron is a prime destination for those wishing to be in the city mentioned in the Shabbat reading. In all, twenty thousand guests are expected to stay
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
(The following is the text of the address that I delivered at the 26th yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir Dovid Kahane (18 Cheshvan) which was held at the Marriott East Hotel, the site of the Rabbi’s assassination 26 years ago)
I thank you all for coming tonight to remember the majestic life and legacy of Rabbi Meir Kahane, zt'l. Some of you here are too young to remember that fateful night in which an Islamic terrorist took the life of Rabbi Kahane at this very hotel. For others such as myself
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
Third Annual Shabbat Project, Nov. 11-12, gathers over a million Jews of diverse backgrounds for events to inspire and unite
Following one of the most bitter, divisive and exhausting presidential races in the history of the United States, the Jewish world took a well-deserved collective deep breath this past Shabbat.
The 2016 global Shabbat Project – now in its third year – outdid its predecessors on all fronts, reaching 1,150 cities in 94 countries around the world, and attracting