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It’s been a long time since I wrote about Shabbos. Shabbos or Shabbat, which is every Saturday, is the weekly day of rest in Judaism. Shabbos is central in Judaism and is the fourth of the Ten … more
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the little Jewish girl, Alta Fixler from Manchester, England, who was threatened to be removed from life support against the will of her parents. It is sad to write … more
I heard the following story from Charlie Harari. Charlie is a businessman. He qualifies to be a Rabbi, but he insists on being called Charlie without Rabbi… Google him; he puts out a lot of … more
Cantor Tzudik Greenwald makes his way every year from Israel to the Great Synagogue of Frankfurt to be the cantor during Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the day of atonement in Judaism and is one of its … 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 … more
There’s a commotion happening in the Jewish Community in the last few months. The story is about the Fixler family in the U.K. who gave birth to a baby girl two years ago. The girl, Alta, was … more
I heard the following fascinating story. A couple who lived in the now-collapsed Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, experienced a fire four years ago in their apartment at night. They woke … more
Imagine you are on vacation in New York City, sightseeing in one of those excursion boat rides around Manhattan Island. As you are admiring the Statue of Liberty, one of the other sightseers falls … more
In the last installment, we started going through Rabbi Noach Weinberg’s teaching on the “five levels of pleasure”. Every level has to be in a different category than the previous … more
I want to present here a fascinating teaching that I heard from Rabbi Noach Weinberg. Reb Noach, as he was affectionally known, was the founder of Aish Hatorah, one of the largest educational … more
Dr. David Luchins is a Political Science professor in Touro College in New York. I have listened to his speeches for many years. He is very insightful and sweet. He gives speeches at events outside … more
Recently, I missed two installments of this column. I had what is called “writer's block”. All the ideas that I thought to write about suddenly seemed boring. It felt quite depressing, and it … more
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