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e-Edition: April 21, 2017


A Penny A Jew

Why recall the Holocaust this? Because we must. Because remembering our loved ones, these six million innocent souls, brings a sense of them back to life. That’s the least we can do.

Keeping Kosher: Means To An End

“Kosher” has several hues of the same meaning: making suitable, setting the path or stage, paving the way, preparing, etc. This reflects that the process of keeping kosher is of a preparatory nature.

J Street Embraces an Israeli ‘Settlement’

The entire Jewish left—are kidding themselves if they think that Jewish settlements that are out in the hills of Judea and Samaria are the obstacle to peace.

Israel is Not the Enemy

Israel – faults and all – is our protector, our refuge, our collective dream and our national soul.

The Unacceptable Behavior of the German Foreign Minister

1 Iyyar 5777 – April 27, 2017
German Foreign Minister Gabriel displayed unprecedented chutzpa and insensitivity during his official visit to Israel to participate in ceremonies on Holocaust Memorial Day by scheduling meetings with organizations who accuse us of engaging in war crimes.

US-Israel Relations: a Mutually-Beneficial Bilateral Bond

1 Iyyar 5777 – April 26, 2017
A 10-minute-video produced by the "Israel Institute for Strategic Studies” (IISS), featuring Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger,

$1 = X Israeli Shekels

USD - United States Dollar
ILS
3.6220

The currency table above may not represent the latest exchange rates.

Boredom and the Immature Elderly

1 Iyyar 5777 – April 27, 2017
In the old days, it was a privilege to be mature. It was something people strived for. It meant maturity, well-considered opinions, and experience and knowledge of how to deal with the problems of life. This is no longer the case

Matches Made In Heaven

25 Nisan 5777 – April 21, 2017
Since our faith teaches that EVERY person has a soul mate – a bashert – designated by Heaven, how is it so many cannot find their partners? It is impossible to know but faith and prayer HELP!

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (XII – Conclusion)

The conclusion to the legal saga of whether Dr. Simcha Goldman could wear his yarmulke while serving in the US Air Force. Chodesh Tov!

Jews Have Forgotten How To Pray

20 Nisan 5777 – April 16, 2017
To be a Jew is to know how to pray but, alas, it seems most Jews turn to everyone and everything but our Heavenly Father. I would like to offer some practical suggestions to help us grow in prayer

Kriyat Yam Suf: Jumping Into Deep Waters

18 Nisan 5777 – April 14, 2017
Judaism is about new ideas. It is dependent on fresh concepts deeply rooted in its tradition. We must be aware that if we do not apply new remedies we should expect new evils,

Matza’s Mixed Message: Are We Victors or Victims?

14 Nisan 5777 – April 10, 2017
We have great difficulty accepting our role as Victor, rather than Victim. We apologize for how well our country functions, for our victories, and for our stubborn refusal to roll over and die.

Betwixt & Between

2 Iyyar 5777 – April 27, 2017
We approach Yom Ha'atzmaut, celebrating a generation that experienced absolute evil yet was still able to join together without distinctions and build a vibrant country, thriving because it welcomes others who live betwixt and between, politically, spiritually and religiously

The Integrated Religious Life

. . Few texts seem less philosophically promising at first glance than a pasuk in this week's parsha “anything that a zav lies on becomes tamei” (Vayikra 15:4)

Inversely Proportional Punishment

25 Nisan 5777 – April 21, 2017
Commentators differ as to what exactly was the sin of Nadav and Avihu and why they deserved what on the surface appears to be a wildly disproportional punishment for their 'minor' infraction

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shemini: The Price of Holiness

The Meshech Chochmah states that had Israel not sinned with the golden calf, God would not have punished Aharon’s sons so severely.

Stories Of Pesach

12 Nisan 5777 – April 7, 2017

The Patience Of Hillel

27 Adar 5777 – March 24, 2017

What’s Cooking with Chef Shaul

20 Adar 5777 – March 17, 2017

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