Monthly Archives: March 2012

Addressing the Toulouse Shooting

The Jewish community has been hard hit by the murders that took place in Toulouse but at some level we have been at a lost on how to deal with it, besides the usual articles bemoaning the state of the … Continue reading

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Parshat Tzav 2012-Jewish Numerology

I remember my sophomore year my suite mates and I all went over to a place that sells Tarot cards and we each got a deck.  Mine was kind of cartoony but nice and proper whereas the other guys got … Continue reading

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Question: Should Jews Leave France?

After the recent tragedy in France, many people are saying that Jews there should leave and move to Israel. Is there a value to staying in France and trying to improve the situation, or do Jews have an obligation to … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Plea for Increased Light by Mrs. Chava (Eva) Sandler of Toulouse -Republished

A Call From the Heart by Mrs. Eva Sandler A Heartfelt Plea for Increased Light by Mrs. Chava (Eva) Sandler of Toulouse My heart is broken. I am unable to speak. There are no ways for me to be able … Continue reading

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Parshat Vayikra 2012-A Place for Meat at the Table

I remember when I was a kid there was the whole war against eating meat.  The diet fads were all veggie-centric and although the term vegan was already around, it was becoming much more common.  There were many reasons for … Continue reading

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Moving Home With Mom?!!!

A truly frightening article has just been published.  Almost a third of young adults are moving back home after moving out: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2012/0315/Three-in-10-young-adults-live-with-parents-highest-level-since-1950s This has serious implications as far as our country is concerned, and in general is an uprooting of … Continue reading

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Parshat Vayekel-Pekudei and Parshat Parah 2012-Preparing for Pesach

When we run into difficult parshiot such as Vayekel-Pekudei, it’s nice to have a fall back such as parshat Parshat Parah to talk about. Parshat Vayekel-Pekudei enumerate all of the offerings brought to build the Mishkan (Tabernable) and all of … Continue reading

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The Shmuley Debate

This was one of those rare occasions that I went off a bit on the Twitter, an app I have yet to figure out what to do with.  The Shmuley Boteach debate with arch-missionary Mike Brown started painful.  Mike Brown … Continue reading

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Purim 2012-Coming Out on Top

This Purim so far has been surreal-we were all sick last week with the flu and haven’t 100% moved past it.  We’re all cranky and I have to say I can’t remember the last time tissues were actually an expense. … Continue reading

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