Monthly Archives: July 2012

Parshat Devarim 2012-The End of the Trip

Parshat Devarim is the beginning of the end, a bunch of ends actually.  The entire book of Devarim takes place over one day, the last day of Moshe’s life.  It is the beginning of his last advice and rebukes to … Continue reading

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KOACH Redeemed

Koach is safe for now. The Conservative movement officially overturned the decision to defund Koach, its student outreach branch operating on 25 college campuses around the United States.  Currently, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) has committed $100,000 to … Continue reading

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The Kollel Question

Is the true Jewish ideal to sit and learn Torah all day? What about when it’s at the expense of earning a living and, in Israel at least, defending your country? When did the “kollel life” become the norm and … Continue reading

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18 Mile Skydive!

And going for the record of 23 miles next month.  You know that’s me: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCI_SUPERSONIC_SKYDIVER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-25-11-38-56

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Missionaries in the Knesset?

A colleague of mine explained that a fundamental reality has changed in the missionary world.  Once upon a time, the fear of the Jews were upon the missionaries, particularly Orthodox Jews.  Missionaries conducted their activities in secret, their most open … Continue reading

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Miracle of Stem Cells, ALS, and the Rabbi

Mir Rosh Yeshiva Recovery Just the Beginning of Israel’s Stem Cell Miracles  

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Egyptian Candid Camera Turns Violent…

When they think they’re on an Israeli TV…

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Judge Rules Against MTA in Pro-Israel Ad Case

http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/07/20/judge-rules-against-mta-in-favor-of-pro-israel-ads/

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Rav Eliyashiv Passes Away

http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=277967

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Parshat Matot-Masei 2012-A Tribute to Yisrael Moshe Reisman zt”l

This is a tragic period in the Jewish year, the three weeks between the Fasts of the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av where we focus our attention on the destruction of the Two Temples and Jewish tragedies … Continue reading

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