Five Ways To Reflect On the Holocaust


Today we begin Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here at PunkTorah, we have four resources that give pause to reflect on the meaning of the Jewish community’s greatest modern tragedy. Learn About the Holocaust on Darshan Yeshiva Our Intro to Judaism course has a great series of Jewish history videos, including ones on the Holocaust. […]

Parshah Vayigash: Our Stories, Ourselves

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“I love you.” The words tumbled across 3,000 miles, slurred, slow and plaintive. My cell phone suddenly a life preserver, they tore through my consciousness like a rip tide. Those words were my mother’s first for me in the chaotic aftermath of her stroke. Not “hello,” or “where are you?” And in that moment, every […]

Parshah Miketz: The Identity Politics of Christmas


I adore Christmas. The sparkling lights and trees bedecked with glitter and glass bring magical warmth to every space they inhabit. Multicolored garlands and ridiculous inflatable Christmas characters electrify lawns across America. Heartfelt songs of goodwill and giddy anticipation dominate the airwaves, and the surplus of rich, sugary treats ensure most around me are happily […]

40% off all classes at Darshan Yeshiva #HanukkahGift

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Our sister website Darshan Yeshiva is giving an awesome 40% off discount on Torah Study, Intro to Judaism and Darshan Training as a Hanukkah gift to the PunkTorah community. This is on top of the 14 day free trial that you already get just for signing up. Just use discount code GELT2014 today through December […]

Everything You Need For Hanukkah


It’s almost Hanukkah! Or is it Chanukkah? Anyway, it’s the Festival of Lights, and you’re rummaging all over the internet for cool Hanukkah crafts, Hanukkah recipes and of course the “how do I light a menorah” question. Well, look no more, because it’s all here at PunkTorah. JEWISH LEARNING: First, get in the spirit of […]