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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 »

The Songs of Passover (Passover 04/23/22)

Posted on April 26, 2022

The Songs of Passover The songs of Passover don’t end on Seder night. Many of us are familiar with Mah Nishtaneh, Who Knows One, and Chad Gadya, yet there are Continue Reading »

The Best Laid Schemes O’ Mice An’ Men – First Days of Passover 04/16/22

Posted on April 19, 2022

The Best Laid Schemes O’ Mice An’ Men This Passover would have been our first with guests in two years. We bought a brisket big enough for 18 people. Then Continue Reading »

Why Is This Night Different Than All Other Nights? (Metzora 04/09/22)

Posted on April 12, 2022

Why Is This Night Different Than All Other Nights? Is it: The costs for this meal are twice the price of an average meal? We are surrounded by friends and Continue Reading »

Timely Torah Readings (Tazria – 04/02/22)

Posted on April 6, 2022

Timely Torah Readings This past Shabbat we experienced a rare confluence of events requiring us to need three Sefer Torahs. As it was Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of the new Continue Reading »

An Auspicious Time (Shemini 03/26/22)

Posted on March 30, 2022

An Auspicious Time Do you know that magic moment, that swing in the energy, the turn in the tide when one team starts to take charge of the game? I Continue Reading »

Purim/St. Patrick’s Day 2022 – Speech by Paul Konigstein – Tzav 03/19/22

Posted on March 22, 2022

Purim/St. Patrick’s Day 2022 Purim is only a few days behind us, yet suddenly, I’m viewing all the food in my pantry as just two categories: chometz and non-chometz. Such Continue Reading »

Parshat Zachor / Rabbi’s Note & Sharon Dashow’s Speech (03/12/22)

Posted on March 15, 2022

Dear Friends, Purim approaches (starting Wednesday night), and joy, laughter, comradery, charity, and love are in the air. Purim is perhaps, my favorite holiday, for it represents to me the Continue Reading »

The Power of One Person (Vayahkel 02/26/22)

Posted on March 1, 2022

The Power of One Person My idealism has come back down to earth. Naively, I had presumed that the painful lessons of the 20th century would have taught us that Continue Reading »

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