Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Rabbi David Hertzberg is the Principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle Division. Questions and comments can be emailed to him at Mdrabbi@aol.com.
About the Author: Rabbi Dr. David Hertzberg is the principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle Division and is an adjunct assistant professor of History at Touro College.
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The Ban Of The Communities
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Why does Hebrew refer to mothers-in-law as “sunshine” when society often calls them the opposite?
Having herself been victimized by Pharoah, Sarah should have been more sensitive to Hagar.
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How do the stories in Lech Lecha help us understand the central tension of Abraham’s life, legacy?
Abraham did not govern society but instead was the representative of God’s kingdom on earth.
Hagar grossly miscalculated her own merits and demonstrated a serious lack of gratitude for Sarai.
Realizing that his death was immanent and he had only a few more moments, Moshe focuses on doing the most important thing: he runs to Bnei Yisrael and blesses them.
Eisenhower understood that motivated men will fight much harder and longer than unmotivated men.
When Germany invaded neutral Belgium on August 4, England declared war on Germany. Thus, by the end of the first week of August all the major powers of Europe were at war.
Although famous for his smile, Ike Eisenhower actually harbored a volcanic temper that he worked arduously to control.
Why did we merit exiting the gas chamber alive when so many others did not?
Without a plan of action, a leader will never be able to lead his followers anywhere, no matter how important the destination or lofty the goal.
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