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The 14th Yahrtzeit of My Father

Today is my father Jacob (Ya’akov ben Yosef V’Mari’om) Rosenzweig’s 14th Yahrtzeit. He was a very unique man who lived Bitochon (steadfastness) in HaShem. Though he rarely praised us directly, he always directed love and respect to us just the … Continue reading

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Camp, Vodka And A Song

When I was a teenager I spent most summers working at Camp Gan Yisroel in Fenton, Michigan. Rabbi Berel Shem-Tov the Detroit, Michigan Lubavitcher Shali’ach (emissary) purchased the site to establish the Michigan branch of the chain of Lubavitcher summer … Continue reading

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The Satmar Rebbe, Reb Yoel Teitelbaum ZTz”L

Among all of the Chassidim, the most despised are the Satmar Chassidim. Their anti-Zionist, anti-Israeli government position make most Jews cringe. Having spent time with this sect, I have a very different opinion of them. Stemming from the city of … Continue reading

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Reb Yankev Kamenetsky

I come from Windsor, a small town in southern Ontario, Canada. Everyday a group of us would board a school-bus or a taxi and across the border into the USA to go to Yeshiva Beth Yehudah in Detroit, MI. The … Continue reading

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Jews Are From Jew-piter, Revisited

This past Yom Kippur I was in a very bad way, in excruciating pain and having great difficulty coping with my situation. All my life I was very resilient to strife. I was a survivor and believed that I could … Continue reading

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God Works Mida K’Neged Mida – Measure For Measure, A Chanukah Story

I was seventeen years old so it must have been the winter of 1963 and plans for the upcoming Chanukah break were non-existent. In those pre-historic days, families really didn’t vacation during school breaks the way they do now, we … Continue reading

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