The locusts began swarming on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea and Sudan in December. A desert variety of the insect is always present in these areas but the population remains limited unless certain conditions are present.
As its name implies, an integral aspect of the LOI message is conveyed in their connection to the land. Though Jerusalem is usually the center of prayer, Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, co-founder of the Land of Israel Network, explained that the Dead Sea region is a particularly auspicious location for personal prayer and meditation.
Most people have heard of a bar mitzvah or a bat mitzvah. Many have even attended a special rite-of-passage celebration. But, how much do you really know about these Jewish occasions? Take the quiz and find out! To donate to Colel Chabad’s programs for widows and orphans, please visit here. Written in cooperation with Colel… Read more »
An online petition has collected the signatures of more than 1,000 scientists who are calling into question Darwin’s evolutionary theory, a theory that has remained unchallenged for more than 150 years. Many are skeptical of the theory and one religious scientist calls the insistence on random mutation a “conspiracy” intended to remove the possibility of a Creator, something Darwin himself never intended.
The month of Adar is meant to be joyful, and that is why the dark energy wants to bring it – and Israel – down. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to fight the Amalekites and to see the perfection in the Priestly vestments. Then, Malkah Fleisher on the resilience of Jewish women, and the… Read more »