Weekly Story: Beyond the Letter of the Law

The custom is that the kallah presents her chosson with a tallis. When we don the tallis we recite four passages from Tehillim (Psalms) chapter 36, and the final passage is; “Bestow Your kindness upon those who know You, and [bring out] Your righteousness to those with an upright heart.”

Shliach Dances with Students after Campus BDS Motion Fails

A motion supportive of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel was voted down at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday, marking the tenth successive failure for the movement on Canadian campuses. Initially the motion was erroneously announced as passed, only to be corrected ten minutes later, leading Shliach Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky to break out in dance with fellow Jewish students.

Shabbos at the Besht: Is there Only One Shulchan Aruch?

This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Yossi Newfield, who attended Lubavitch yeshivas, including the Heichal Menachem-Smicha Program, in Melbourne, Australia. He lectures on Jewish topics, primarily at senior residences in the Tri-State area, and will lead a discussion on the topic of “Is there Only One Shulchan Aruch?”