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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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Chana And Her 7 Sons – Not A Chanukah Story

There is a story attributed to Chanukah that has mistakenly been circulated among our people for literally millennia about “Chana and her 7 sons.” The source of the error is found in the Book of the Maccabees II (which is … 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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To Rejoice or Not To Rejoice

It’s been a week since the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s assassination and the world is still talking up a storm over his demise. Some deny his death without “proof,” others are still jumping for joy and believe that a … Continue reading

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