BLOG POST: Rabbi Jonathan Feldman March 29, 2018 Life has its ups and downs. We have some good months, and we have some not so good months. At one moment we get a promotion, and then we lose a job, we have a good relationship, and then we get heartbroken. But there are times in […]
BLOG POST by RABBI MARK WILDES | Wednesday, April 28, 2018 Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchick told the story of a Seder he remembered from his early childhood. Yosef Dov, who would later become the great Rav Solotveitchick, was just about six years old when he was sitting with his family on the Seder night […]
BLOG POST: Rabbi Jonathan Feldman March 7, 2018 Most years at AIPAC there is a crisis issue swirling around in the air: The Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel-Palestinian Peace Negotiation, a UN condemnation of Israel… This year there was no one issue that dominated the agenda. Yes, all of these issue are still swirling around, and […]
BLOG POST by RABBI MARK WILDES | Friday, February 16, 2018 On Wednesday, I was participating in a rabbinic conference in Boca Raton, Florida, just 20 minutes from the high school in Parkland where the terrible shooting took place. As I was listening to a Torah class I received a notification of the incident on […]
BLOG POST IN THE TIMES OF ISRAEL | Monday January 15, 2018 In a speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr to the students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, King told the students not to be ashamed of their skin color. He encouraged them to develop “a […]
BLOG POST IN THE TIMES OF ISRAEL | November 30, 2017 Despite the 22,000 people who signed a petition to stop Linda Sarsour’s talk on anti-Semitism at The New School, the so-called Human Rights activist was included on Tuesday’s panel. Sarsour, who has lauded noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, supports the BDS movement as well […]
I recently came across the last words of Steve Jobs that I would like to share with you. I have come to the pinnacle of success in business. In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success. However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a […]
In ‘The Crime I Did Not Commit’, author Sarah Rigler relates the experience of her cousin Circuit Court judge Alice Gilbert, and her innovative idea. She required every criminal convicted in her courtroom to write a 2000 word essay answering the questions How did my crime affect me? How did it affect my family? How […]
This story is told my Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Two hundred years ago in Koretz, all the Jews were G-d fearing except Avramele the Schneider, the tailor. He never went to synagogue, or to the kosher butcher for that matter. The only place people saw him was at the local pub at night, drunk. People only […]
In December 1939 Nicholas Winton was getting ready to set off on a ski trip from England to Switzerland. Before leaving he received a phone call from his friend Martin Blake. Blake told him “I have an interesting assignment and I need your help. Don’t bother to bring your skis.” Germany had just taken over […]
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