Ozrot HaSofer is a series of yearbooks devoted to the life and writings of Rabbi Moshe Sofer, the Hatam Sofer, published by the London Institute of Otzrot HaSofer, which is […]

The Jewish community of Aleppo Syria is one of the oldest in the world. The Jews of that community identify their city as the Biblical Aram Tzova and call it […]

Pele Yoetz (Wondrous Advisor) by Rabbi Eliezer Papo has enjoyed great popularity among both Sefardim and Ashkenazim since its publication more than 150 years ago. The book, whose subject matter […]

Rabbi Moshe Isserles mentions in the Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim (670/2) the custom of eating cheese on Hanukkah and states the reason. This custom is already mentioned — as indicated […]

(Conclusion) The customs of the Ashkenazim of Amsterdam are chiefly those of the old communities of the Rhine lands, Mayence, Worms and others. In certain instances the Jews of Amsterdam […]

Several months ago there appeared in Israel a new edition of Abraham ben Nathan HaYarhi’s “Sefer HaManhig” an important medieval work on Halacha. Abraham ben Nathan, who was a contemporary […]

Last year on the eve of the 11th Siyum of Shas for the Daf Yomi, the Va’ad for the Daf Yomi of Agudath Israel in the US. published a miscellany, […]

The Mishna (Yoma 5:1) tells us that when the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur, “He came out by the way he entered.” Just as he […]