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Rosh Hashanah – Day 2 (09/27/22)

Posted on September 29, 2022

Rosh Hashanah – Day 2 I feel sorry for my yeshiva, I truly do. Let me tell you why. I entered Yeshivas Chaim Berlin, located at the corner of Coney Island Continue Reading »

Rosh Hashanah – Day 1 (09/26/22)

Posted on September 28, 2022

Rosh Hashanah – Day 1 A couple was touring the capitol building in Washington, and the guide pointed out a tall, benevolent gentleman as the congressional chaplain. The lady asked, Continue Reading »

Thank You for an Exceptional Year (Nitzavim 09/24/22)

Posted on September 23, 2022

Thank You for an Exceptional Year Our Torah reading, Parshat Nitzavim, starts: “You are standing this day, all of you, before your God, —your leaders, your elders, your officials, every Continue Reading »

Unconditional Love (Shoftim – 09/03/22)

Posted on September 7, 2022

Unconditional Love We’re now more than one week into Elul, the month directly preceding Rosh Hashanah. As it’s a preparation month for the High Holidays, we blow the shofar daily Continue Reading »

Love of God (Eikev – 08/20/22)

Posted on August 24, 2022

Love of God With Parshat Ekev, we are now in the middle of Moses’ farewell address, and at nearly 120 years old, it seems that Moses has become soft. All Continue Reading »

What’s in a Name? (Sh’lach – 07/25/22)

Posted on June 28, 2022

What’s in a Name? With Parshat Shlach, we just read one of the saddest episodes in the Torah. On the cusp of entering the Land of Canaan, we get cold Continue Reading »

Who is a Jew? (Nasso – 06/11/22)

Posted on June 14, 2022

Who is a Jew? This question has been raging since the 1980s. Whose conversions count, do we include patrilineal lineage, are the Ethiopian Jews indeed Jewish? Yet historically this question Continue Reading »

The Prophecy of Equality (Bechukotai – 05/28/22)

Posted on June 2, 2022

The Prophecy of Equality This past Shabbat we celebrated a most beautiful B’not Mitzvah with twin sisters. Sometimes the Torah reading is exciting and engaging in and of itself, and Continue Reading »

Fulfilling The Vision (Kedoshim – 05/07/22)

Posted on May 10, 2022

Fulfilling The Vision Last week we celebrated Yom HaAtztmaut, the anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. In just 74 short years, Israel has become a first-class nation Continue Reading »

Yom Ha’atzmaut 2022

Posted on May 3, 2022

This week we transition from Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to Yom HaAtztmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). The juxtaposition of these holidays should not be lost upon us. Yom HaShoah falls Continue Reading »

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