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Colel Chabad Chanukah Program to Help 2,500 Severely Disabled Children

26 Kislev 5777 – December 25, 2016
Colel Chabad is the longest continuously running charity in Israel, founded in 1788 by the first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.

Chesed Shel Emes On Scene At Florida Plane Crash

27 Tammuz 5776 – August 1, 2016
The all-volunteer Civil Air Patrol auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force found the downed RV-7 experimental plane partially submerged near Alligator Alley.

Chesed Shel Emes: Be Prepared

25 Sivan 5776 – June 30, 2016
Failure to act in a timely manner can result in delayed release of the body, delayed burial, and other complications.

Chesed Shel Emes Florida Division Presents Shiva Services

10 Sivan 5776 – June 16, 2016
Traditionally, the term chesed shel emes refers to the chesed (good deed) of taking care of those who have passed from life in this world. The niftar (deceased) cannot repay in any way. It is the ultimate form of benevolence.

MillionsforChesed Set to Raise Record $3M

17 Sivan 5775 – June 3, 2015
This all-or-nothing multi-organization online fundraising event has raised more than $2.5M. All donations are quadrupled.

Kindness Makes Miracles (Continued from Last Week)

17 Elul 5774 – September 11, 2014
e are in a time of serious crisis and must go beyond our present levels of chesed.

On the Way to a Jewish State (Part 2)

21 Iyyar 5774 – May 21, 2014
Declaring sovereignty over the country is a necessary reaction to the revelation of Divine loving-kindness in our era.

‘Hurricane Season’

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
It’s been a rough few weeks. It began with the news of a heinous crime just blocks from where I live on Manhatan’s Upper West Side: a nanny viciously took the lives of her two young charges. Hurricane Sandy came next, contributing additional loss of life and financial devastation of a magnitude never before experienced by our East Coast brethren.

In Memory Of My Abba, Dr. Ivan Mauer

15 Kislev 5773 – November 28, 2012
Recently I went to a shiur on Yitzchak Avinu and found that it applied in many ways to my own father whose name was Yitzchak.

Two Years Ago – Two Very Special People

I have not done this before. I have never memorialized two of the closest people to me in one article. I gave it a lot of thought, and it is not just because they died within hours of each other two years ago that I decided to do this. It is also because there was a tremendous connection between them, and as I thought of each one I was overwhelmed by the similarities.

Thoughts On Hurricane Sandy

9 Kislev 5773 – November 23, 2012
Usually, when I begin a speech, I start with something interesting, lighthearted or funny - to get your attention and lead into the speech itself. Permit me to deviate from that this week, because there is nothing funny, lighthearted or interesting about what so many of us are experiencing, and if not us, than our friends, loved ones and neighbors, and if not them, than people a few miles away from us in Long Beach or Far Rockaway who have lost everything to 14 foot waves, or a little farther away where helpless Senior Citizens are living without water or power in high rises on the Lower East Side.

The Anonymous Eliezer: A Tribute to Zev Wolfson, Z”L

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
"And the servant said to him…" (Genesis 24:5). The biblical portion of Chayei Sarah comprises two chapters in the Book of Genesis. The first (chapter 23) deals with the death and burial of Sarah and the second (chapter 24) deals with the selection of a suitable wife for Isaac.

So Many ‘Things’: A Personal Account of Hurricane Sandy

There it was, a backyard full of my basement furniture, and bags and bags of waterlogged papers.

When All Else Fails, Play Gin Rummy

19 Heshvan 5773 – November 4, 2012
He recognized me before I recognized him. We were in Yerushalayim on different sides of the street. He was six foot two waving and yelling my name. “Noach, Noach, Noach Schwartz, the social worker! It’s me Yechiel Klein! Don’t you remember me?” He was wearing a hat, white shirt and suit and looked like a regular bochur from the Mir or Brisk. He did not look like the Yechiel I had met ten years earlier at a clinic in Boro Park.

Keep Up The Good Work

18 Heshvan 5773 – November 2, 2012
Dear Dr. Yael: I feel extremely guilty about my elderly father and am filled with anger toward my sisters and brothers in regards to his care.

The Uniqueness Of Modern Orthodoxy (Part I)

27 Tishri 5773 – October 12, 2012
Question: What is unique about Modern Orthodoxy?

Our Holy Visitors

9 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Sukkos comes to us as a beautifully wrapped gift from Hashem, right when we can use some pampering. Having just completed an exhaustive round of appeals to our Father in heaven to forgive our iniquities and grant us yet another chance to prove ourselves worthy of His beneficence and mercy, we emerge as newborns – clean and pure and free of the stain of sin.

Pleasure vs. Happiness In Marriage

6 Tishri 5773 – September 21, 2012
If you would like to know if your marriage is relationship centered or not, the way to find out is to ask yourself about your core values. For example, what is the most important principle of your marriage? Is it your desire for money or pleasure? Do you dream about being comfortable, being honored by your spouse and having a lot of fun?

For Victims of Abuse – A Warm Embrace

4 Tishri 5773 – September 19, 2012
In part the altered lives victims of abuse and molestation live are a result of the abuse itself. But it is in part also because of the unfortunate negative reaction to the victims by their own community.

‘I Want to Get Married Too!’

17 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
“Is it possible for my disabled child to get married?”

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