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Archive: May 2024

A Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) Message (05/14/24)

Posted on May 14, 2024

A Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) Message There’s a statement in the Talmud that boldly declares that all Jews are responsible for each other. מלמד שכל ישראל ערבים זה בזה Continue Reading »

Yom HaShoah 2024 Message from Rabbi Neil

Posted on May 6, 2024

Yom HaShoah 2024 This year, Yom HaShoah feels different. It’s not just a commemoration of our tormented past. It’s not just a reminder for us to prevent the genocide of Continue Reading »

Passover 2024 Passover Message from Rabbi Neil

Posted on April 22, 2024

A New Wish this Passover Between Ivy League presidents deciding whether Jewish genocide is kosher or not and Israel in friction with Iran and war with Gaza, the last seven Continue Reading »

A Jewish Source for the Serenity Prayer (Tzav 03/30/24)

Posted on April 2, 2024

A Jewish Source for the Serenity Prayer This week, in addition to our regularly scheduled Torah reading, Parshat Tzav, we read from a second Torah, Parshat Parah. The latter is Continue Reading »

An Accountant’s Dream Parsha (Pekude 03/16/24)

Posted on March 18, 2024

An Accountant’s Dream Parsha This week, we celebrated an “aufruf” in the synagogue. Before a wedding, we invite the bride and groom to receive an aliyah to set their marriage’s Continue Reading »

The Constant Struggle for Freedom (Ki Tisa 03/02/24)

Posted on March 4, 2024

The Constant Struggle for Freedom Renowned newspaper columnist and author Bari Weiss spoke last Sunday at the 92nd St. Y. She was presenting a State of World Jewry address. While Continue Reading »

Jews Then and Now (Terumah 02/17/24)

Posted on February 19, 2024

Jews Then and Now It’s fascinating how certain things over the ages remain the same. As I read this week’s parsha, the construction of the Tabernacle made me think of Continue Reading »

A Uniquely Jewish Twist (Mishpatim 02/10/24)

Posted on February 13, 2024

A Uniquely Jewish Twist Parshat Mishpatim is chock full of exciting laws. There are rules on damages, rentals, unfaithful spouses, bearing witness, and much more, as well as ritual decrees Continue Reading »

Jewish Karma (Beshalach 01/27/24)

Posted on January 31, 2024

Jewish Karma In this week’s parsha, Beshalach, the Exodus is in full swing. Over six hundred thousand Hebrew slaves are now free and heading to the promised land. One would Continue Reading »

Heeding the Signs (Va’era 01/13/24)

Posted on January 16, 2024

Heeding the Signs This past Shabbat, our Bar Mitzvah celebrant, Jason R., delivered a very poignant D’var Torah that I’d like to share with you. “In my Reading, Parshat Va’era, Continue Reading »

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