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Justice Minister Has Reservations about 90-MK Ban Proposal

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Ted Nugent Going Anti-Semitic on Jews Who Want to Take Away his Guns

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Arab Terrorists Attacking Buses, Cars on Highway 60

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Knesset Amends Anti-Infiltration Law Lowering Migrant Detention to 12 Months

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Hamas Terrorist Killed in Khan Younis Tunnel Collapse

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Bernie Sanders Tattoos the Rage in New England

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Court Rules Against Boy Who Sang Israel’s National Anthem on Temple Mount

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India Puts Final Touches on $3b Military Deals With Israel

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Adelson’s Lawyer Tells Court the Billionaire Does Not Own ‘Israel Today’

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Israeli Scientists Find Protein in Blood to ID Alzheimer’s Disease

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Justice Minister Berates Left as NGO Transparency Bill Passes First Reading

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Bernie Sanders Consults J-Street, Zogby, on Foreign Affairs

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Knesset Committee: Don’t Return Terrorists’ Bodies, Punish Arab MKs

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Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: June 19th, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Thinking about how much we can do in comparison to what we have done serves as a corrective against pride and arrogance.

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Separating fun from happiness can liberate, regarding (a) time, (b) money and (c) jealousy.

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

People expectantly go through their lives awaiting the event that will make them happy.

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

If you expect more, you will be less grateful; if you expect less, you will be more grateful.

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Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

So goes the story about a man in the silly town of Chelm who visited a public bathhouse and found himself in a terrible predicament. Without the distinction of clothing, everyone looked alike. “Among all these men who look alike,” he said to himself, “how will I ever know which one is me?” He solved his dilemma by tying a red string around his big toe.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

In the campaign to rob a consumer of any sense of contentedness, which translates into sales, strategy is often focused on confusing need with want and the illusion of being dissatisfied.

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

“I never said I have nothing to complain about,” she intoned with an expression that belied her age. “I just don’t see the wisdom of protesting. I am fine and I am being adequately nourished.” And with that she went back to her cereal.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

One of the ancillary axioms of cornflake fights is that they can never be contained between just two warring parties.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

After having written this column for so many years, and covering so many topics, I am (finally) bowing to the numerous requests to write about our blessed family. More specifically, I shall commit to paper everyone’s favorite routine: the scene at our breakfast table.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Overtime proved to be as tense and white-knuckled as the fourth quarter. Halfway through, New London grabbed a defensive rebound and charging toward their basket when Monona’s forward poked away the ball and broke away. In a slick maneuver he managed to split the defense and went up virtually slamming it to give Monona Grove the lead.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Monona Grove was headed to “State” and the Silver Eagle fans went insane. The coming games would not be played in monotonous high school gyms erected in the 1950s. They were off to the University of Wisconsin's colossal Kohl Center where they would play before a crowd of 12,000. The games would be broadcast to a statewide television audience of millions, as a battery of newspapers and stations would be begging for interviews. The Kohl Center was just a short drive from Monona, technically in the same city.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

With absolutely nothing to lose, including his employment for the coming year, Dan Zweifel devised a strategy for a team that could not seem to catch an offensive rhythm and for players that had protracted shooting slumps and 10-minute-long droughts. His solution, his only recourse, was defense.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Brief synopsis: Monona Grove High School in Wisconsin was a most unlikely candidate to make it to the 1998 high school basketball championships, referred to as “State.” Especially so since the coach is a very young rookie named Dan Zweifel, who replaced the veteran Coach Verhelst. Andy Witte, the team’s star player, will do anything to please Coach V.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Dear Readers: You may remember how we once did an experiment with a story (about a monster fire in Arizona) without Jewish protagonists, but containing a universal lesson that I believed worthy to record for the readers of Chodesh Tov. We are there yet again, this time directly north in Wisconsin. Please bear with me as we once again record a story we investigated in the hope that the lesson is unique and worthy of our attention. It is going to take us five full columns to complete the tale, and I thank you in advance for your patience.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Reb Elimelech personally selected his burial spot, explaining that on that location he perceived the soul of the Baal Shem Tov. Reb Elimelech returned his pure soul to his Maker on 21 Adar, 1787 at the age of 70. Ever since, his burial plot has become a center for prayer and personal requests.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Ahavas Yisrael, the genuine love of one Jew for another, stood at the center of Reb Elimelech’s teachings. He always found a way to speak in praise of a fellow person and elevate the status of the Jewish people.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

After Reb Elimelech had restored the glory of his colleague, Reb Shmelkeh of Nikolsburg, he departed home to Lizhensk. He was en route when a voice descended from Heaven and proclaimed, “In the merit of your helping Reb Shmelkeh you have the privilege of blessing whomever you desire during the next 24 hours. And your blessing will be fulfilled.”

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Reb Elimelech was concerned for every Jew but himself. Even when he was physically assaulted by an over-zealous misnagid, his reaction was typical: “Master of the Universe, I forgive him with my whole heart. Let no man be punished on my behalf.” But when Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev was persecuted, Rabbi Elimelech rallied to support him. He was always there on behalf of others.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

It was when Reb Elimelech assumed the leadership of the chassidic movement that the Austrian Kaiser decreed that before a woman may wed, a tax of 400 golden coins must be paid to the government. This tax was far too exorbitant for the commoner to pay and many feared that they would never be able to marry off their daughters.

Teller-Rabbi-Hanoch
 

Posted on: December 6th, 2012

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Reb Elimelech maintained that just for him alone they will have to make a new Gehinnom, for the one that already exists is not adequate enough. He also commented – in his infinite humility – that the reason people come to him and request his assistance with children, health and parnassah is because it is his sins that are responsible for the absence of these blessings.

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