Tag Archives: HaShem

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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We’re Missing The Point

Before I begin my remarks I wish to say that I have spent most of my spiritual life nurtured by Chareidi teachers, mentors and friends. I have sat at their feet and studied their teachings. I have eaten at their … 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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111011 – Jews Are From Jupiter

I entered Yom Kippur this year in an emotional state of despair. It was not so much that in two weeks I am going to have my right foot amputated, I have reconciled myself with that, it was the overwhelming … Continue reading

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My Father Ate The Bread Crumbs

Friday night we were eating our Shabbat meal and the Challah bread was particularly crusty. I thought of the Midrash that Moshe told the Israelites that everyday Manna would fall, but since none would fall on Shabbat, a double portion … Continue reading

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A Home Run Of A Shavu’ot Story

When I was the Rabbi at the Sha’ar HaShamayim synagogue in Windsor, Ontario, as was our custom, I was teaching Shulchan Aruch – Code of Jewish Law in the interim between Mincha (the afternoon prayers) and Ma’ariv (the evening prayers). … Continue reading

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Yom Yerushalayim – 5771

My first wife Kathy A”H worked as the English secretary (1969-72) for Teddy Kollek, the mayor of Jerusalem and he gave her this photo. It was a picture of the first wall that was taken down after the Six Day War … Continue reading

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