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500th Weekly Edition of ‘Living Torah’ a Milestone

On a crisp September morning in 2001, terrorists hijacked and slammed two airplanes into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in Lower Manhattan. Just miles away, Rabbi Elkana Shmotkin, executive director of JEM (Jewish Education Media), was hard at work on a new project.

Ottawa Shlucha Receives Governor General’s Award

On Monday April 6, Mrs. Devora Caytak was among 46 Canadians who received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for reaching out to others. Established in 1995 by then governor general Roméo LeBlanc, the award celebrates ordinary Canadians who do extraordinary things helping those in need.

4 Sholom Zochors This Week!

Dovid Leib and Itty (nee BarberMarasow
712 Empire Blvd. [between Albany and Troy Aves.]

Chaim and Aidel (nee BlauZaklos
852 Eastern Pkwy. [between Kingston and Albany Aves.]

Dudi and Bella (nee PinsonAlroy
1466 President St. [between Kingston and Albany Aves.]

Zushe and Chaya (nee AizenmanWilmowsky
1522 President St. [between Albany and Troy Aves.]

At Camp Conference, Directors Talk Anything but ‘Bunk’

Binyamin Murray grew up on a poultry farm in rural Connecticut, learning to hunt with a bow, and catch fish in lakes and rivers. Spiritually, the 2006 University of Vermont graduate has traveled a long way from his secular upbringing: He’s studying for rabbinical ordination at the Rabbinical College of America, aChabad institution in Morristown, N.J.

Letter and Spirit: The Behavior of Frum Jews

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he addresses the issue concerning the inconsistency in the daily conduct of some frum individuals, which turns many people off from Torah. The reason is often misunderstood, and the Rebbe explains it with an interesting example. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by his son-in-law Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.

Jews and Sports: The Call to Ban Israel

by Yossi Goldstein

The Israel National soccer team could be facing a possible World Cup ban, including other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches.