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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jewish Thought

“Judaism: Three Evenings You’ll Never Forget”

Join Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, world-renowned rabbi and Founder and Director of NJOP (, will bring the landmark Crash Course in Basic Judaism to Scarsdale for three nights in June. The free Crash Course will explore the topics of Belief in God, Prayer, The Sabbath, Jewish Observance and Sexuality. Join him at Young Israel of Scarsdale, 1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale on Wednesday nights, June 7th, June 14th and June 21st, at 7:30 pm. 

The Crash Course in Basic Judaism is part of the David Berg Lecture Series. NJOP is pleased to partner with the Young Israel of Scarsdale to bring this exciting series to the New York Metro area.

“This thought provoking, entertaining and inspiring

An overwhelming response to a worldwide call by the Rebbe in 1967 has lasted a half-century

It was the morning of June 7, 1967, the third day of the Six-Day War. After a long night of battle on the streets of Jerusalem, an eerie quiet enveloped the ancient city. With fresh orders to take the Old City, Israeli paratroopers blew open the great wooden doors of Lion’s Gate and entered, making their way through the narrow alleys to the Temple Mount, site of the First and Second Temples. Despite the

Seven fascinating reasons for this popular custom.

Ahhh... the sumptuous delight of blintzes and cheesecake. Eating a dairy meal on Shavuot has become an enduring tradition. But what's the source for this? Here are seven fascinating reasons:

Reason #1

When the Jewish people received the Torah at Mount Sinai, included was special instructions for how to slaughter and prepare meat for eating. Until then, the Jews had not followed these laws, thus all their meat – plus the cooking pots – were

The scene is familiar. An auditorium or hall is stuffed full of bodies hunched over books. In the corner, there’s a table bearing snacks and caffeinated beverages. It could be any pre-finals study session in any college in the world but it isn’t. You’ve stumbled into a synagogue on the night of Shavuot, when the custom is to stay up late studying Torah, in anticipation of the next morning’s re-enactment of its transmission at Sinai.

Our current practice to stay up all night learning Torah is

Can one ever really lose a mother?

Nine months ago I lost my beloved mother.

But as I write these words, I wonder: Can one ever really lose a mother?

Of course not. But I lost the sound of my mother’s voice when I’d walk into the room and hear her joy as she cried out my name. I lost the touch of her hands as she would hold onto mine. I lost the one person in the world whom I would call day or night, no matter the hour. She would be happy to lift the burden off of my shoulders. “Don’t worry