STORIES OF SALVATION

A collection of letters we’ve received over the years

August 8, 2020

While the world deals with a global health crisis, new prayers are written by Jewish thought. We also collected some of the written prayers here, too;

Prayer Through the Pandemic

This prayer was written by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis of the UK; he proposed that it be said...

July 16, 2020

BURN OR BURY

A whole chapter in one of Rabinowitz's books deals with the problem of discarding notes from the Western Wall. "There's an old debate about burning the documents, or burying them," said Rabinowitz. According to Jewish law the destruction of sacred texts is...

May 1, 2020

The Western Wall tunnels, accessible from the plaza via an inconspicuous side door, lead visitors to parts of the wall that have been concealed from view for thousands of years and many archeological discoveries, including the human-made aqueduct that flows into the St...

January 28, 2020

In Maimonides' writings, "whoever with a sour expression gives tzedakah to the poor and, during a surly way, albeit he gives thousand pieces of gold, loses his merit.

The Hebrew word Tzedakah is for philanthropy and charity. It is a form of social justice that benefits...

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