Aleph Institute to Host National Summit for Alternative Sentencing

This June 17-18, Aleph Institute will partner with Columbia Law School to host Rewriting the Sentence, a summit on alternatives to incarceration. The high-level summit at Columbia University in New York City will highlight the range of alternative sentencing policies and the variety of incarceration alternatives presently available in the U.S. and abroad.

Sleepless in Safed: A Shavuot Custom Continues at Its Source

The first night of the festival of Shavuot is not one for sleeping in Jewish communities around the world. It is the night when Tikkun Leil Shavuot (rectification of the night of Shavuot)—a specific text comprising written, oral and mystical aspects of the Torah—is recited, followed in many places by study and classes until dawn.

Picture of the Day

Councilman Mathieu Eugene wishes Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky a happy birthday, and proclaims Monday in Brooklyn as “Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky Day.”