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The Belzer Rebbe’s Flight To Freedom

2 Nisan 5767 – March 21, 2007
Beginning in the tiny Galician town of Belz, Rabbi Aharon Rokeach, better known as the Belzer Rebbe, maintained his chassidic court despite the constant danger.

Parshas Vayakhel – Princes Indeed

24 Adar 5767 – March 14, 2007
"V'Hanesi'im haviu es Avnei HaShoham v'es Avnei HaMiluim (Shemos 35:27) - And the princes [of the Jews] brought the shoham stones and the miluim stones."

Parshat Va’eira

27 Tevet 5767 – January 17, 2007
"Iceberg, right ahead." With those words, the Titanic's lookout Frederick Fleet warned the crew on the ship's bridge of the imminent threat.

Parshat Va’eira

"Iceberg, right ahead." With those words, the Titanic's lookout Frederick Fleet warned the crew on the ship's bridge of the imminent threat.

Parshat Shemot

20 Tevet 5767 – January 10, 2007
"Houston, we have a problem." These words that were transmitted on April 11, 1970 by astronaut Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, initiated a crisis of potential catastrophic proportions for NASA and the space program.

Parshat Shemot

"Houston, we have a problem." These words that were transmitted on April 11, 1970 by astronaut Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, initiated a crisis of potential catastrophic proportions for NASA and the space program.

Parshat Vayechi

13 Tevet 5767 – January 3, 2007
December 1862 was a terrible month for Abraham Lincoln. General Robert E. Lee at Fredericksburg had just defeated his principal army, the Army of the Potomac. As a result, the Radical Republican senators felt that now was the time to force Lincoln to push the war more vigorously. More importantly, they wanted to replace Secretary of State Seward who was viewed as the power behind Lincoln.

Parshat Vayechi

December 1862 was a terrible month for Abraham Lincoln.

Parshat Vayigash

6 Tevet 5767 – December 27, 2006
Section 456 (g) 1 of The Military Selective Service Act (as amended through July 9, 2003) states:

Parshat Vayigash

Section 456 (g) 1 of The Military Selective Service Act (as amended through July 9, 2003) states: "Regular or duly ordained ministers of religionshall be exempt from training and service." Based on this clause, clergy, including rabbis, have been exempt from the draft since the Civil War.

Parshat Mikeitz

29 Kislev 5767 – December 20, 2006
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" might be a clich?, but people ignore it at their own peril.

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...

Parshat Vayeshev

22 Kislev 5767 – December 13, 2006
Why did crime drop dramatically in New York City during the 1990's?

Man Serving Hashem – The Center Of Creation

The brothers of Yosef referred to him as the "the dreamer." (Beraishis 37:19).

Parshat Vayishlach

15 Kislev 5767 – December 6, 2006
On July 7, 1919 the United States Army sent a caravan of 72 vehicles on a cross- country trip.

Parshat Vayeitzei

8 Kislev 5767 – November 29, 2006
October 1962 was almost the end of the world. For 13 days the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war.

Parshat Toldot

1 Kislev 5767 – November 22, 2006
Abraham Lincoln didn't hold a grudge. In 1862 when he visited General McClellan in his house to discuss strategy and was ignored by the general, Lincoln took it in stride.

Parshat Chayei Sarah

24 Heshvan 5767 – November 15, 2006
It's hard to imagine life without them, and yet they almost never came into being.

Parshat Vayera

17 Heshvan 5767 – November 8, 2006
"A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages.

Parshat Lech Lecha

10 Heshvan 5767 – November 1, 2006
"You're going to give four years of your life to the country and this job.

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