Based on the present market value of silver, Rabbi Yosef set the value of the Biblical half shekel at 23 NIS, or $6.23.
In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. (Zechariah 12:11) Over 800,000 people flocked to the Jerusalem area on Monday to mourn the passing of former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, according to The Times of Israel.The outspoken spiritual leader passed away… Read more »
Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt; how he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, all that were enfeebled in thy rear, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy… Read more »
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy ways prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Joshua 1:8) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Read more »
The Children of Israel are like one connected people, and the small nation opens its arms to welcome and absorb immigrant Jews from around the world into its borders. The prior Chief Rabbi of Israel meets with members of the Bnei Menashe community to inspire and welcome them home in this video. Click here to… Read more »
“Verily as I swore unto thee by the LORD, the God of Israel, saying: Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; verily so will I do this day.” (1 Kings 1:30) In a hotly contested race, two new chief rabbis were elected Wednesday in… Read more »