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Rabbi’s Blog: March Madness

03/01/2024 12:18:32 PM

Mar1

Dear OZ family,

 

Shalom U’vracha,

 

Chazal say that just before the Messianic arrival, the world will devolve into chaos. Rambam cautioned us to point to any particular signs to herald the redemptive age, but that we...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: It Is Exceedingly Good

02/28/2024 02:03:50 PM

Feb28

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Shalom U’vracha.

Rabbi’s Blog: OZ v'Hadar

02/23/2024 12:53:15 PM

Feb23

Dear OZ family,

Some of the participants from our Israeli mission are in Israel this Shabbat and some have returned. This week and next, at Seudah Shlishit, we will hear reflections of those who attended, and I invite everyone to hear about our trip, and to be inspired to commit to our next mission, which will be I”YH, in May. We are told that what Israel needs now, they will continue to need for some months, so we hope we can...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Missive from the Mission

02/22/2024 12:57:15 PM

Feb22

Dear OZ family,

For the first time in a week I have a moment to collect my thoughts with enough time to reflect in print, about our amazing mission to Israel.

First of all, a great Yasher Koach to Chad Hopkovitz our Executive Director for arranging everything in advance with such precision and care on short notice. A lot of preparation went into this mission and every part of it was suffused with meaning and...Read more...

Rebbetzin's Blog: West Side Women Unite

02/16/2024 01:18:25 PM

Feb16

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Women of the West Side untie to show love and support to Am Yisrael!

Please join us for a special evening for inspiration and hope, including Tehillim & Prayers for our Soldiers & Hostages on...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Don't Miss the Mission!

02/14/2024 05:59:31 PM

Feb14

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President’s Week is turning out to be a busy time for missions to Israel. The hotels are all overbooked with, can I call us missionaries?, and  Israelis from the North and the South, and we are...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Hostages Return + Tzalash

02/12/2024 05:15:00 PM

Feb12

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By now you have surely heard of the daring and heroic rescue of 2 of the...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Chodesh Tov - Lashon Tov!

02/09/2024 01:11:43 PM

Feb9

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Chodesh Tov.

I invite everyone who...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Emissaries for Truth

02/05/2024 01:31:41 PM

Feb5

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My father was born in a city called Lutsk in Northwestern Poland. The...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Gather for Gazala

02/04/2024 11:25:25 AM

Feb4

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German propagandists in the 1930’s knew that if you repeated a lie often enough, people will consider it to be true....Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: No Quarter for Qatar

02/01/2024 06:40:45 PM

Feb1

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I’ll be leaving for Israel at this time in 2 weeks. We are preparing for a...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Unwrapping UNWRA

01/31/2024 11:38:31 AM

Jan31

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Yesterday, Congress heard 3 hours of testimony regarding the United Nations and...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Supportin’ Morton

01/28/2024 06:40:43 PM

Jan28

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Dear OZ family,

Shavua Tov.

Every minyan wherever you go concludes with additional chapters of Tehillim to gain Divine favor and...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

01/26/2024 12:58:36 PM

Jan26

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Tomorrow is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day was chosen...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: In Good Faith...

01/24/2024 07:03:42 PM

Jan24

Join the new OZ Israel WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IdGUqTpy2nQE5Tvngwh0tn     Dear OZ family,   The media is reporting about negotiations that are underway for the release of Israeli hostages in Gaza. We can expect Israel to be presented as the hardliners preventing a deal from being made. We can...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: We believe in Miracles

01/23/2024 05:34:56 PM

Jan23

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Today is a very difficult day for Israel. The highest death-toll of any day...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: It's not Vague at the Hague

01/12/2024 10:43:49 AM

Jan12

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The Gemara says that just before the Messianic era arrives, truth will be invisible and lies will proliferate. We must be very...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Sacrifice & Success

01/09/2024 03:41:42 PM

Jan9

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Yesterday was an extremely difficult day for our soldiers. The very battalion that Alisa and I visited last week,...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Israeli Resolve + Israel Mission

01/04/2024 02:24:48 PM

Jan4

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There are many ways for us to continue showing our support for Israel in her time of need. We have been running fundraising...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Harvesting in the Fields

01/02/2024 05:01:02 PM

Jan2

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Greetings from Israel.

We just spent a grueling day volunteering in the fields of the South of Israel. Vast fields of produce are in danger of rotting for lack of harvesters. We...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Hakafot in Sderot

12/29/2023 12:01:27 PM

Dec29

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Greetings from Israel.

Yom Kippur 5733 was not observed in the usual manner of prayer and fasting in Israel. The entire country mobilized for war, and the trauma of the unprovoked attack against...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Stories from Sderot

12/26/2023 03:08:57 PM

Dec26

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Life resumed a slight bit towards normalcy this week for Sderot, the closest city to Gaza. The Hesder Yeshiva, a central hub of activity in Sderot returned to its home base after more than two months of...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: “Normaliyut”

12/24/2023 08:05:26 AM

Dec24

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Dear OZ family,
We’re barely here two days and it feels like we’ve been here for a few weeks. I mean that in a good way. There is always something exciting...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Arriving in Israel

12/21/2023 04:52:17 PM

Dec21

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We just arrived at the children’s home, Beit Elazraki in Netanya. They were in the middle of a ceremony attended by the grandparents...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Friday's 10 Teves Update + ZAKA Link

12/20/2023 03:06:51 PM

Dec20

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Dear friends,   Please note that Mincha on Friday will be earlier this week at 4:00pm due to the 10th of Tevet fast day.  As to why the Fast of 10...Read more...

OZ Chevra Appeal: A Zechus to support ZAKA

12/19/2023 10:51:42 AM

Dec19

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Much of the work of the Chevra Kaddisha is done privately, with the utmost respect shown to the deceased,...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Avinu Malkeinu

12/18/2023 10:56:46 AM

Dec18

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With Chanukah behind us, we have...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Zos Chanukah

12/15/2023 12:35:43 PM

Dec15

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Zos Chanukah, the name that we give to the...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: A “Trepp” Down Memory Lane

12/13/2023 04:24:16 PM

Dec13

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I have always enjoyed making birthday calls. Over the course of a year, I make...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Exile & Return

12/12/2023 02:04:46 PM

Dec12

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