Sukkot is “the time of joy.”  It follows Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, holidays of intense self-reflection, repentance and atonement.  The joy reflects the spiritual state attained upon completion of the Ten Days of Atonement, as well as the physical satisfaction in reaping the harvest, and celebrating the results of hard work and effort. The ...

You might be surprised to know that almost 22 centuries ago, Rome became the first European city where Jews lived.  Although most of the Jewish sites in Rome are in or around the Jewish Quarter, also known as the Jewish Ghetto, many of the common attractions outside the Quarter, including the Colosseum and Titus Arch, ...

Since 1984, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has served in the capacity of a spiritual leader for Congregation Ahavath Torah, located in Englewood New Jersey. Ahavath Torah’s large membership of more than 700 families makes it the largest orthodox synagogue in Northern New Jersey. Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has received many awards for his work including the following: ...