A Haircut in Manhattan

May 31, 2008   Those of you who are regulars may notice something different this week, something that changed from last week.   Yes, it’s true.  I got a haircut.   I don’t usually speak about something this personal, but there is a mayseh, a story behind the haircut.  I was in New York the …

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Visiting Shuls While on Vacation

Many people tell me they like to visit synagogues when they are out of town or on vacation. I encourage you to do so. It is a great way to meet people and to see how much Jews have in common with each other, regardless of where we live.   While on vacation in Puerto …

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While Having Lunch with my Son

Sitting in a restaurant having lunch with my son recently, near a Metro stop, I noticed that most people walked by and ignored the Green Peace activists who were attempting to hand out their literature. I told my son that after we finished eating lunch, I was going to go and speak with them since …

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Passover in Israel @ 60

May 3, 2008   The Torah says that people should make their way by foot to Jerusalem for the three festivals: Pesah, Sukkot and Shavuot. Several centuries later, the Mishnah and then subsequently, the Talmud reiterate and expand upon the mitzvah requiring people to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the holidays.  In fact, those …

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