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Advice From a Cow – Parshas Ki Sisa, Parshas Para

On Purim, my daughters dressed up as cowgirls. My baby was dressed up as a cow. Their mishloach manos, the gifts of food that they shared with their friends, were cow-themed. Just when I thought that I was finished with…

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Then and Now – The Purim Miracles

The Purim holiday, which we celebrate on Sunday, March 12, 2017, is a joyous holiday  that  commemorates the great miracles that G-d performed for His people when he saved them from the evil clutches of Haman. Shortly after Haman decreed…

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Black Friday, The Running of the Brides, and the Tabernacle Parshas Vayakhel

By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 24 February 2011 - 0 Comments

This week’s Torah portion, Vayakhel, describes how the Jewish people responded generously to Moshe’s appeal for the donation of materials necessary for the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), which would serve as the dwelling place for the Divine presence amidst…

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Donning the Ultimate Uniform Parshas Titzaveh

By: Rabbi Gedalia Liebes - 11 February 2011 - 0 Comments

For many, this past weekend contained the most important Sunday of the year. All activities had to be scheduled around that most super of sporting events – the Superbowl, of course. According to the most recent Nielsen ratings, this year’s…

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Of Priests & Temples Parshas Terumah

By: Rabbi Serebrowski - 02 February 2011 - 0 Comments

The story is told of Simon, who came running up to the Rabbi on Yom Kippur begging, “Rabbi, I’ll pay you a thousand dollars if you make me into a Kohen!” Sensing the Rabbi’s reluctance, he raised the offer to…

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The Road Not Taken

By: Rabbi Yitzchok Oratz - 06 August 2010 - 0 Comments

As someone with a lousy (read: nonexistent) sense of direction, a GPS is one of the best gifts I ever received. However, even the GPS was no match for my poor (read: nonexistent) sense of direction – I still managed…

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Keep It Simple Parshas Eikev

By: Yehuda Farber - 30 July 2010 - 0 Comments

Let me ask you a question. Former BP CEO Tony Hayward, who was recently forced to resign his post, conducted his first post-resignation interview yesterday.  The Wall Street Journal reports that Mr. Hayward feels that he was “turned into a…