Tag Archives: Yeshiva

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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Crisis In Spain

The winter of 2011 was tough on many of Europe’s root crops. A week before Passover the Jewish Community of Madrid found that the shipment of horseradish it had ordered from Bolivia would now not arrive until ten days after … Continue reading

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Yeshivish – When Yeshiva Language and English Mix

When learning in a Yeshiva, one picks up Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish words and incorporate them into our everyday English. This is done for two reasons: first, because Hebrew is an expedient language and you can say in one word, what would sometimes … 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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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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