Weekly Story: Al Naharos Bavel Vs. Shir Hamaalos

Reb Hillel was averse to saying “al naharos Bavel” on weekdays before bentching and would seek a reason to say “Shir HaMaalos” instead. He had his students on constant lookout for a seudas mitzvah, such as a bris or siyum mesechta, when one is supposed to say “Shir HaMaalos.”

In War-Weary Ukraine, American-Staffed Summer Camp Bolsters Jewish Youth

Partnering with a local Jewish organization, Camp Gan Israel Yeka sees a bright future providing much needed reprive for children in war-torn Ukraine.