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    The Legacy of Mr. Ed – Parshas Balak

    By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 21 July 2016 - Comments Off on The Legacy of Mr. Ed – Parshas Balak

    People often wonder where Hollywood writers get their ideas for movies and television shows. Take, for example, the popular 60’s sitcom, Mr. Ed, about the talking palomino who spoke only to his owner, Wilbur. According to Wikipedia, Mr. Ed was…

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    Tales of the Talking Donkey- Parshas Balak

    By: - 30 June 2015 - 0 Comments

    by: Rabbi Avi Geller “Mrs. Ed, you silly donkey!” cried Bilaam the Grand Wizard of Midian. “This is the third time you have played this sit-down game on me! What do you think this is – a college campus demonstration?!…

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    Balak and Unity – Parshas Balak

    By: Rabbi Shlomo Landau - 02 July 2014 - 0 Comments

    Last Monday, I returned from Israel after having spent an awesome week with daddies from around the country and beyond on our first JWRP men’s trip. There are so many inspirational and memorable moments that I would love to share,…

    Holy Cow! A Talking Donkey! Parshas Balak

    By: Rabbi Gedalia Liebes - 19 June 2013 - 0 Comments

    Imagine driving through the city and, of course, finding yourself stuck in traffic. Becoming slightly impatient, you beep the horn. However, instead of the regular honking sound you’re accustomed to, a voice begins talking to you!  “Stay calm, Joe. No…

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    Blessing or Curse? Parshas Balak

    By: Rabbi Shlomo Landau - 04 July 2012 - 0 Comments

    If you look carefully at the picture above, you will see Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi looking at the Israeli border, as seen from the nearby village of Maroun Al-Ras in southern Lebanon. When I looked at this photo,…


    No History No Tomorrow Parshas Balak

    By: Rabbi Shlomo Landau - 10 July 2011 - 0 Comments

    The story is told that Napoleon was walking through the streets of Paris one Tisha B’Av (the saddest day of the Jewish year; when Jews mourn the destruction of the first and second Temples). As his entourage passed a synagogue…


    Bringing It All Together Parshas Balak

    By: Rabbi Shlomo Landau - 25 June 2010 - 0 Comments

    Question: If you were part of a committee charged with the mission of ensuring the continuity of the Jewish people, which of the following items would you select as the most important element necessary to accomplish that task?   A)…