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Once, in the times of monarchs and kings, there was a king who sent his son, the prince, to live a peasant life for a few months. The purpose of this was for the prince to get an understanding of the … more
I recently heard a lecture on the science of the eye from the Great Courses given by Professor Indre Viskontas. I was very taken by the astonishing facts and I'd like to share them here with some … more
I'm very thankful to Steve White for his many kind words about me and my column in his comments on it in his column two weeks ago. Sadly, as he reported since the column that I wrote a month ago, … more
I sit down to write this article, having just arrived home from the Metlife Stadium, where over 90,000 Jewish men and women packed in to celebrate the completion of the Talmud. There is no cycle or … more
I wanted to write about Chanukah that is coming up next week. To my chagrin, I have to write about another shooting on Jews in the United States. This shooting struck very close to my community. Four … more
About two hundred years ago, a monetary dispute between two people came before a Jewish court. The head of the court was a great sage and scholar. When the case was debated between the judges, this … more
Last week I heard a very interesting story from a reliable source. At first, I had a hard time accepting the conceptual idea of the story. After contemplating a bit, I realized that there is a lot of … more
As we are in the season of Fall, the landscape gives us ample thoughts to contemplate. At this point in the year, the trees don't need the leaves anymore because they aren't producing fruit, so they … more
“A Person Should Be Like the Sun ” This Monday and Tuesday I experienced something very special in my congregation. As many of you know, the last few weeks were the holiday season in the … more
In the 1930's in a NY suburb a Jewish individual built a Sukkah for the holiday of Succos. The village municipality, not acquainted with Jewish customs, gave him a violation and summoned him to court … more
One day the student of the Ba'al Shem Tov, the founder of the Chasidic Movement, encountered a water carrier huffing and puffing with a few heavy pails of water. The carrier was very depressed and … more
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