Confirmation Class Message – 2015

May 30, 2015   The focus of study for the confirmation class is studying ancient texts. We study classic Jewish sources for a number of reasons. For one, I want to be sure that the children of B’nai Tzedek have a knowledge base and an awareness of Jewish teachings – what they are, how they …

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The Sabbatical Year

May 16, 2015   This week we read about the mitzvah of shmitta, the requirement to let the land lie fallow every seventh year. Just as we are commanded to rest for a day at the end of every week, shmitah is when the land rests after being worked for six years. This means refraining …

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Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

May 9, 2015   As president of the Rabbinic Cabinet of JFNA, I have had the privilege of traveling with colleagues from across the US and from all denominations to visit Jewish communities in Budapest, Hungary, Kiev and Tblisi, Georgia. So my advice to any young people who like to travel and who want to …

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