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The Sands of the Sea

As we enter the Days of Awe, we must recognize that it is a joy to honor and serve true royalty.

As we were once strangers in a land that was not ours, how does...

With all the talk today about immigration, we asked some ofour rabbanim to answer the following question...

Lag Ba’Omer: Guide for the Perplexed, 2018

Happy Lag Ba’Omer and PLEASE BE CAREFUL with your bonfire.

Seder Customs From Around The World

The house is clean. The last bit of chametz has been burned. What happens next?

Five Terms Of Endearment – So Why Only Four Cups Of Wine?

The number four seems to play a major role in the Pesach Seder. We have four questions, four sons, four terms of endearment and, of course, one of the major features we soon will be enjoying – the drinking of four cups of wine.

Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2016

Some background-History, Halacha, hidden truths. Happy Purim to all!

The Great Yiddishkeit Adventure

Jews of the exile cannot truly understand Passover, a festival of national faith, of a free people returning from exile to their home.

Leather – Nail Head Sukkos Wall Hangings

I’m excited to introduce my new Sukkos decoration concept. I couldn’t help but notice the variety of interesting leathers and vinyls available on the market. Sorting through the many different colors and textures, it dawned on me that I could easily create Sukkos décor using one of my favorite combinations, leather and nail heads.

Rosh Hashanah’s Three Important Words

Being a Torah Jew means "Making It Happen" 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It requires determination, focus and lots of positive energy but it's all worth it because we were chosen for this job above 99% of the world so Hashem knows we can do it.

Combatting the Haman of Today

The Holocaust was the latest attempt of Amalek to destroy the special bond that we enjoy with God.

One Ingredient Three Ways: Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with – it blends so easily into whatever dish I am preparing.

Sukkot-‘Hodu’ L’Hashem

What is the nostalgia for? The answer comes with Succot.

The Mystical Message Of The Chanukah Dreidel

Chanukah commemorates our victory over the Syrian-Greeks and the Hellenists – Jews who betrayed their own people in order to curry favor with the gentiles.

Purim Meditation: After Rush Limbaugh Insulted Me

It wasn't a biggie, really, I've been called worse. When my wife heard what Rush had been calling me, she said she wasn't surprised. So maybe it wasn't even such a bad thing that Rush did, maybe he even meant it as a caution, so I would go ahead and mend my loose morals. But here's the funny thing, as soon as news came out that Rush insulted me, people started empathizing with me and writing Rush's advertisers to stop sponsoring him because of what he said about Yanover.

‘In Every Generation They Try To Destroy Us…’

Amazingly, each and every blade was green and moist as if it was just freshly cut.

What Are We Fasting For?

A few years ago, I happened to be in Los Angeles for the fast of Tisha B'Av. Towards the end of the fast, between afternoon and evening prayers, the rabbi of the shul asked if I could say a few words to the congregation to explain the significance of the holy day and the fast.

The Menorah That Lit Up My Life

Two years ago I was in Baltimore on business and happened to pass by the public menorah in front of Johns Hopkins University just...

The Isaac Covenant Part III: Menorah: Symbol of Exile or Redemption?

Considering the menorah through history. What is its meaning?

Nature’s Guide to Purim

Purim is the battleground of extremes, Amalek and Yisrael, with Zoroastrian Persia in between.

Rav Bina’s Yom Kippur Message – 5774 (Video)

The Yom Kippur video message of Rav Bina, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh at the Kotel,

Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

Fun Fact: The organizers of the Boston Tea Party were referred to as “the modern day Maccabees.”

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

Yom Kippur commemorates God's covenant with the Jewish people & forgiveness for the Golden Calf sin

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of Tishrei - an Acadian word for forgiveness and Genesis.

Mother Rachel and the Birth of Natural Consciousness

Kabbalah teaches that mother Rachel symbolizes the Jewish People.

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