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Rabbi Shmuel Silber is the Founder and Dean of the Institute for Jewish Continuity (, an online resource that provides inspiring and intellectually invigorating Torah courses for students of every age and at all levels. He also serves as Rabbi of Suburban Orthodox, Congregation Toras Chaim in Baltimore, MD.

ARTICLES BY: Shmuel Silber

November 22, 2013 1:58 pm

Thanksgivukkah: Abe Lincoln the Maccabee

I have fond childhood memories of Thanksgiving. I can't quite remember what was on the menu, but I do remember the feelings of familial warmth...


As Iranian Minorities Join Protests, Could the US and Israel Arm Them? - As the anti-regime protests wind down in Iran, the White House said on...

Report Details Scope of Persecution in the Cradle of Christianity - While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for...

Financial Desperation Leads ISIS to Sell Its Own Coins Online

Facing financial setbacks, the Islamic State (ISIS) is turning to more unorthodox methods for raising money: selling its own currency...


As Trump Heads to Davos, Survey Points to Rising Risk of War

The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before...


Israel’s Netanyahu Says Indian Peace Hero Gandhi an Inspiration

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the home of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday, saying modern India's founding father and promoter of peace was an inspiration for humanity. Netanyahu is making the...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Shoots Down Missile Fired From Yemen

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group toward Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. The station gave...