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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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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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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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The Results of Tzedaka – Charity

I recently heard an amazing story from Rabbi Moshe Goldman of ChaBaD of Waterloo that literally “blew my mind.” He had just heard the story himself from a Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro of the Sha’arei Tefillah Synagogue of North Miami Beach, … 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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