Tag Archives: Spiritual

“Ah Vort is Ah Vort”

Anyone who ever invited Reb Shlomo (ZTz”L) to a gathering, concert, retreat or any other event knows that Reb Shlomo was almost always late. Shlomo lived in a different time zone than the rest of the world and in his … 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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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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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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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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Reb Shlomo Carlebach’s Yahrtzeit

Reb Shlomo Carlebach’s Yahrtzeit, Sunday, Oct 24th, 2010 – 16th Cheshvan, 5771 Like thousands of people world over, I felt like Shlomo and I were friends. He was many things to all who knew him: he was a poet, a … 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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