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A man once went to the butcher and saw two bins, one filled with fresh meat, the other, with pickled meat. The pickled meat smelled good and drew his attention. He bought five pounds of the it and returned the next day with terrible stomach pains. Why didn’t you …

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B’har Bechukotai: Grassroots Jews

May 13, 2017 – 11:49 pm | 212 views
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Is It You?
Every movement likes to call itself “grassroots” because that means it arose from the people. It is better to lead a movement that everyone wants than a movement whose momentum is artificially generated. Grassroots means that the people’s desire generated the movement. When the desire generates a movement, …

Chayei Sarah: Every Jew

October 31, 2015 – 11:58 pm | 461 views
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Who Came first?
Do you remember when Al Gore took credit for inventing the Internet? You have to love it when people come along decades after something is in place and claim to have discovered it. Christopher Columbus “discovered” America, right? Wrong. Natives lived here for thousands of years before Columbus …

Bo: The Secret of our Continuity

January 17, 2010 – 2:21 am | 771 views
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The Silver Lining
We had spent the afternoon ensconced in our warm home hardly aware of the wintery conditions outdoors. As Shabbat ended we ventured outside and encountered a heavy snowfall. I groaned inwardly envisioning slush filled roads and back breaking shoveling, but was taken aback when a woman behind me …

The Rebbe

July 6, 2008 – 11:16 pm | 734 views
The Rebbe

This Shabbat marks the Yhartzeit (anniversary of passing) of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. His interest and reach was truly global as the rebbe cared for every Jew. It is with this in mind that I offer this essay. I hope you will take a moment this coming …

The Rebbe and World Leaders

July 6, 2008 – 11:15 pm | 2,400 views
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A Wedding
It was 1929 in Warsaw Poland. Thousands of Jewish dignitaries from both Western and Eastern European countries gathered for a special occasion; the Lubavitcher Rebbe would marry off his daughter to a young, unassuming, previously unknown scholar.

Yud Shevat: Former Rebbe's Date of Passing

January 29, 2006 – 4:49 am | 1,727 views

The tenth day of the
Hebrew month of Shevat marks the passing of the illustrious Rabbi
Yoseph Y. Schneerson, the sixth Rebbe of the Chabad Chassidic movement.
He was born in 1870 and upon the passing of his father, the fifth
Rebbe, he accepted the mantle of Chabad leadership.
 
He steered the movement
through the perilous …