Pesach Sheini

What is Pesach Sheini? A year after the Exodus, G-d instructed the people of Israel to bring the Passover offering on the afternoon of the fourteenth of Nissan, and to eat it that evening, roasted over the fire, together with matzah and bitter herbs, as they had done on the previous year just before they…

Birds on the Roof

Below is a charitable thought that was sent to us by Linda S, one of KosherTube’s account holders. We wanted to share it with you. THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH CHAI Once a man asked the following question to his clever child, “Let’s assume that ten birds landed on the roof of our house. …

The ABCs of Kabbalah

The ABCs of Kabbalah An overview of an often misunderstood Judaic discipline By Rabbi David Aaron originally published in Jewish World Review. Many years ago, when I first began the study of the Kabbalah, the ancient mystical interpretation of Judaism, I stumbled upon the learning center of a great Kabbalistic master. The place was crowded,…

Letter from a viewer

Dear Friends, As Iran completes her bomb, and America and her allies look the other way, one cannot help being reminded of the days preceding the Holocaust.  Many Jews  and other good people living in safety did nothing to help the Jews of Europe.  Afterwards, they felt ashamed. I cannot tell anyone what to do.…

Allen’s Transparency 02 – Hungry Bots

It seems of late our human audience has been competing with Hungry Robots (BOTS) for band width. When we least expect it web-crawling BOTS begin slurping our videos and grabbing our band width which can cause overloads and slow down your enjoyment of KosherTube Videos. We think they may be Google BOTS but are not…

What is KosherTube?

KosherTube is the official website of the Electronic Torah Educational Foundation Inc. (US), and the Riverdale Jewish Community Centre (Canada). It is a registered charity not for profit with the CRA (BN# 87690 3964 RR0001). KosherTube was established   in 2007 by Rabbi David Ostriker and Dr. Michael Kigel. The Website went online November 25, 2008.…

Allen’s Transparency – 01

Allen Booth is the creative designer/developer of KosherTube. But Allen is more than a techie he has become an adviser and a confidant. I know may more about Yiddishkeit than Allen, but I suspect he knows more about you. This morning he told me it was time to begin to write a weekly paragraph or…

Allen’s Transparency – 03: Tefillin Terrorism

Tefillin and Phylacteries were two of the ten most-GOOGLED words last week. I assume our readers know the story of: Jewish Teen’s Tefillin Diverts US Airways Flight 3709 From LaGuardia The flight landed in Philadelphia and was met by police, bomb-sniffing dogs and officials from the FBI and Transportation Security Administration. The media are having…

68 What Is Tu B’Av?

“There were no holidays as joyous for the Jewish People as the fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur …” (Mishnah, Taanit) (Much of the material in this section is adapted with permission from the Book of Our Heritage by Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov.) “Tu B’Av” – The Fifteenth of Av Nowadays, on the Fifteenth of Av,…