Tag Archives: Jewish

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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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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The Girl With An Apple

In a world of Holocaust deniers, every story must be remembered. Professor Alvin Magid of Schenectady, NY sent me this story. A STORY FROM THE HOLOCAUST August 1942. Piotrkow , Poland . The sky was gloomy that morning as we waited anxiously. All … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht – The Night Of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass YitGadal V’YiKadash Sh’mei Rabbah – May His great Name grow exalted and distinguished. Today, November 9th, 2010 marks the 72nd anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust. Though the camps had not yet … Continue reading

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Community

I have lived in a cocoon for too many years. As a Rabbi, I have devoted myself to the Jews of small communities for the past 30 years. In most of these communities, we had very few Jewish resources, usually … Continue reading

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LIFE AND DEATH

LIFE AND DEATH There is a custom to recite a series of prayers on one’s deathbed prior to one’s demise. If one cannot do so themselves, it is usually done for them by their family and/or Rabbi. When my wife … Continue reading

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Tears that soften the heart.

Tears that soften the heart The Jewish calendar marks many events, some joyful, others filled with sorrow. Like our calendar, each of us live somewhere in between these two extremes. Recently, my life was turned upside down. Due to a … Continue reading

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