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Classic Carlebach Story and Song

On the first night of Chanukah 5731 (1970) Reb Shlomo Carlebach ZTz”l officiated at the marriage to my wife of 27 years, Kathy A”H. He had recently returned from the Soviet Union where he performed a huge concert with tens … Continue reading

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Pro-Israel companies we should support

PLEASE SUPPORT ALL THESE COMPANIES; THEY ALL SUPPORT ISRAEL IN MORE WAYS THAN YOU THINK. *** Israel’s country prefix on SKU bar codes is ‘729’. You will typically only see it on imported foods and not the products listed below…as many … Continue reading

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Yeshivish – When Yeshiva Language and English Mix

When learning in a Yeshiva, one picks up Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish words and incorporate them into our everyday English. This is done for two reasons: first, because Hebrew is an expedient language and you can say in one word, what would sometimes … Continue reading

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The Results of Tzedaka – Charity

I recently heard an amazing story from Rabbi Moshe Goldman of ChaBaD of Waterloo that literally “blew my mind.” He had just heard the story himself from a Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro of the Sha’arei Tefillah Synagogue of North Miami Beach, … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

It started out like most Tuesdays. Get up, Daven, check my blood sugars, and administer the proper amount of insulin to take care of the carbohydrates that I will consume at breakfast and then off to the hospital for my … Continue reading

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Miracles, Then And Now

My Father A”H told me that when he was in Auschwitz, a ban was made on lighting any candles or fires during Chanukah upon pain of death. He and Godol Silber A”H and a few others decided that contrary to … Continue reading

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To Give Thanks

When I owned a restaurant in Jerusalem in the 80’s, we did a big Thanksgiving business with transplanted Americans, as well as young American men and women studying in Israel. While a great many of them were orthodox and not … Continue reading

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