Many young Jewish soldiers who were away from home for the first time found that attending a Seder provided an important emotional link to familiar traditions of home and family.
What a lot of people don’t know, though, is that Israel used a very sophisticated cyber weapon to basically blind Syrian radar systems [during its aerial raid on the facility].
Yet within a few years Syria was able to employ chemical weapons to horrible result.
In fact, since the construction of the barrier, suicide attacks against Israelis from over the Green Line have become almost non-existent.
We did not simply recount what occurred to our forefathers three thousand years ago.
The house is clean. The last bit of chametz has been burned. What happens next?
God showcased open miracles in our liberation from Mitzrayim and what followed thereafter in order to embed a piercing belief in our souls that opened the gates to a later appreciation of ALL miracles.
I do not consider myself a hero. I only did my duty as a human being toward people who were persecuted and tortured.
With all the talk today about immigration, we asked some ofour rabbanim to answer the following question...
Whether you decide to go formal and proper or playful and laid back, just remember that Pesach is all about transmitting a powerful legacy from one generation to the next.
Every year it is incumbent upon us to recount the Passover story. But it is not only our collective history as recorded in the Haggadah we recall, we also have our own personal associations with Pesach
Raising my son Menny for 4 years now has been an extraordinary blessing and incredible experience. He’s black and wears his yarmulke proudly. Our Jewish community and fellow Montanans embrace him unconditionally--He’s not that “black boy” and I’m not that “adoptive father”; they just see us as a family.
Israel’s lawmakers built a biometric database that no other free country dares propose to its citizens. It is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist and will become a severe security problem when hacked
Judaism survives due to Divine Providence and the foresight of Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai who resisted cognitive breakdown, created solutions for tomorrow's problems, who did not seek refuge in the irrational, and who quietly built the Jewish future.
I'm still not sure which kid we'll be going to when, but instead of unpacking dishes, we're packing a suitcase.
No, I will not go home until this house is repaired and made fit for people to live in. Are these people any worse than me?
Some people object to the practice of invented spelling, arguing that it produces bad habits that can be carried over into adulthood.
We still have an inner voice that silently screams, It's just not fair!
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