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The Seder’s Almost Here – Lets Be Prepared!

Posted on 04/17/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Holidays
B”SD The Sages teach us that the month of Nissan is a month where every day is Rosh Chodesh. It is a month of new...

Meritocracy or Not?

Posted on 04/17/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Many of the fierce debates within our current political atmosphere could be reduced to a very simple and fundamental...

A Surprising Lesson About Achieving Life Goals While Cleaning For Passover

Posted on 04/14/2019 by Debbie Sassen in Holidays
Cleaning the kitchen with my kids last night. One of my teenagers puts on music. He ALWAYS puts on his music. And let's...

Women and The Passover Story

Posted on 04/11/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
The story of Passover, as told in the Bible, is a stirring narrative. And, knowing that Passover is the celebration of the...

BLAMING CAIN: AN EXAMINATION OF THE JEWISH CONCEPT OF JUDGING L’KHAF ZEKHUT (Benefit of the doubt)

Posted on 04/07/2019 by Rabbi Dan Ornstein in Beliefs and Practices
Here is an ancient legend about Cain and Abel, which I’ve embellished: The fourteenth of Nisan, Passover eve, was...

The History and Paradox of Anti-Semitism

Posted on 04/07/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
People hate Jews. This is not a radical or innovative statement. It’s a reality that all students of Jewish history...
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