Preparing for the Festival at a Movie Studio

This weekend, the Jewish people will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, known in Hebrew as Shavuot. Ordinarily, I would spend the time preparing for Shavuot by reviewing the Book of Ruth which we read on the holiday. This year, however, I found myself far away from home in Israel, where I learned more about the […]

Israeli Rabbi Says Religious Zionism Equals Messiah Son of Joseph

In a Torah class, sponsored by Yiboneh and delivered in Jerusalem earlier this week, Orthodox scholar Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz explained that there are alternative scenarios for the messianic figure known in Judaism as Moshiach ben Yosef (Messiah, son of Joseph).

“On This Day,” King David Purchases Jebusite Threshing Floor

King David purchases the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite and, according to one classic rabbinic opinion, the
entire city of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). That threshing floor, the place where he intends to offer sacrifices, is now called the Har HaBayit (Temple Mount) in Yerushalayim.