Category: Jewish Holidays

Taking Off For Yom Tov

The Career Corner By Chaim Shapiro Dear Chaim, I recently started a new job. I had been out of work for a while, so I didn’t want to take any chances during the application process. I did not mention that…

A More Religious Megillat Esther?

The Jewish-Greek Version of the Book of Esther and what it tells us about Jewish Identity in Ancient Times Prof. Aaron Koller (Yeshiva University, New York) One of the most famous – and significant – features of the Hebrew book of…

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

Lived in Eretz Yisrael, 2nd century CE. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the saintly Tanna of the mishnaic period and author of the Holy Zohar, was a disciple of Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Akiva was put to death by the Romans for…