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Rabbi’s Blog: Prisoner Swaps

12/11/2023 01:16:51 PM

Dec11

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Every passing day seems to present new examples of hypocrisy from the typical...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: B’Kitzur…

12/10/2023 04:50:42 PM

Dec10

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Right after Sukkot, we started a...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Chag Urim Sameach + Friday Mincha Update

12/07/2023 03:46:22 PM

Dec7

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OZ Casino Night & Poker Tournament

12/06/2023 06:48:03 PM

Dec6

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Rabbi’s Blog: UN-recognizable

12/06/2023 01:14:18 PM

Dec6

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Rabbi’s Blog: Shtark Reminders

12/05/2023 11:17:11 AM

Dec5

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The last two nights have been stark...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: The Comfort of Shabbat

12/01/2023 04:04:14 PM

Dec1

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My recent messages draw attention to the profound hypocrisy of those who virulently attack Israel’s response...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Considering Kissinger

11/30/2023 08:55:52 AM

Nov30

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The news today is calling 1923-2023 the Kissinger Century. He was born into an...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Anti-Israelism

11/29/2023 01:40:31 PM

Nov29

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The Jews in Germany in the 30’s were...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Respond to Rutgers

11/28/2023 07:26:04 AM

Nov28

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The dichotomy in how the events in Gaza are reported, and how they are treated in academia is breathtaking. One side, at its own peril,...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: To Be Thankful…

11/24/2023 11:14:41 AM

Nov24

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When Thanksgiving weekend coincides with Parshat Vayetzei, we have a double reminder of the value of...Read more...

OZ Youth Update: Shabbat, Thanksgiving, and Chanukah, Oh My!

11/22/2023 12:00:12 PM

Nov22

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We are writing to express our joy and gratitude for the warm welcome we've received from the community over the past month as we've assumed the role of Youth...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Shalom means Peace

11/21/2023 06:35:48 PM

Nov21

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I came to a very telling experience yesterday in the 96th St. subway station. As...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: The Message of Avinu Malkeinu

11/20/2023 01:14:46 PM

Nov20

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When hundreds of thousands of Jews gathered to protest the treatment of refusenik Soviet...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: A Case of Contrasts

11/17/2023 12:56:21 PM

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Rabbi’s Blog: "...But The Were Jews"

11/15/2023 12:28:02 PM

Nov15

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When one of the ten Nuremberg defendants...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Down To D.C.

11/14/2023 03:18:43 PM

Nov14

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A quarter of a million supporters of Israel are gathered on the mall of Washington DC to show our love...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Rally in Japan

11/13/2023 02:02:04 PM

Nov13

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We all have a...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: “Advanced” Societies

11/12/2023 12:00:46 PM

Nov12

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Rabbi’s Blog: “Advanced” Societies

11/10/2023 01:45:26 PM

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Historians, professors, and political scientists have long grappled with the...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Compare & Contrast

11/08/2023 02:13:03 PM

Nov8

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A few contrasts: A peaceful rally in...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Calls to Action...

11/06/2023 11:41:12 AM

Nov6

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Our sages say that “Kol HaPosel, B’mumo Posel”, which means that those who invalidate others, pick on their own failures and project it upon others. Claims of Israeli...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: In Avraham's Footsteps...

11/03/2023 12:21:19 PM

Nov3

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The chess match continues. Chamas released the most heinous images of its profound barbarism in order to assure an unambiguous Israeli response. Israel  had a brief time...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Israel is Family

11/01/2023 02:18:04 PM

Nov1

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Yesterday was a very hard day for our people. Every captive, every soldier, every Israeli that has to hide in a safe room as hundreds of rockets soar overhead (8,500 in the...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Israel - at Beit Elazraki

10/30/2023 04:31:19 PM

Oct30

 

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I just heard from the children’s home that Alisa and I work with every summer, Beit Elazraki. They were able to move from being a red zone to being a green zone, after 2...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Remembering Rachel Imeinu z'l

10/26/2023 06:06:14 PM

Oct26

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Today is 11 Cheshvan, which according to tradition, is the Yahrzeit of our matriarch, Rachel. This is considered an auspicious day to pray for people in great need.  Since her son Yosef was also...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog: Remembering Miriam Feig z’l

10/25/2023 04:48:47 PM

Oct25

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Today would have been Miriam Feig’s 95thbirthday. Miriam’s life was characterized by significant upheaval. During the Holocaust she was hidden in a monastery and survived by living among Christians,...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog - Israel: Am Yisrael Chai!

10/24/2023 03:26:49 PM

Oct24

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The first commentary of Rashi to the Torah demonstrates that he was a fervent Zionist who unapologetically believed in our Divine right to the land of Israel. Rashi...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog - Israel: Above Nature + NORPAC

10/23/2023 05:19:34 PM

Oct23

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Israel has a unity government, there have been no protests in Israel the last two weeks, you cannot find a pair of tzitzis in Israel because there is a run on them for soldiers, and incredible acts of...Read more...

Rabbi’s Blog - Israel: Compare & Contrast

10/20/2023 12:06:26 PM

Oct20

 

 

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