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They hate us. Not for anything we do or did. They just hate us. The past month saw a near-daily rash of attacks against Jews. These weren’t isolated attacks by right-wing radicals and white supremacists. These were attacks by ordinary members of the black community against Jews in New York. …

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Vayeshev : Travel Begins and Ends At Home

November 24, 2004 – 1:04 pm |
travel begins and ends at home - innerstream

True Treasures are At Home
Listening to the car radio on my way home from a particularly long trip I heard an accomplished, world famous traveler declare that her most amazing travel experience was accomplished within the confines of her own home. She had observed the most exotic sights in the …

Vayishlach : Two Tracks

November 24, 2004 – 12:44 pm | 2 Comments | 
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Shortly after landing my first job I approached my employer with a proposal. “You are a visionary but are not pragmatically grounded. I lack your vision but have a pragmatic knack for detail. I propose that you determine the overall vision for our company and I will determine the detailed policy.” …

Vaytze : The Night is for Jacob

November 19, 2004 – 5:16 am |
the night belongs to jacob - innerstream

Our patriarchs, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov established a rite of prayer that is followed to this very day. Avraham coined the morning service, Yitzchak the afternoon service and Yaakov the evening service. (1)
In prayer we draw divine energy into our environment and ourselves. Every day progresses through three stages, …

15th Nov 2004 : Shaloh House Synagogue, Stoughton, MA

November 14, 2004 – 9:40 am |

Shaloh House Synagogue
50 Ethyl Way, # 781
Stoughton, MA 02072-1211
(781) 344-6334
From Sinai to Modern Day – Lecture
Tracing Maimonides to the development of the Oral Tradition
November 15th found Shaloh House Chabad of the South Area with a room
set up for another exciting lecture. With about 30 people in
attendance, Rabbi Lazar Gurkow, …

Shavuot the Festival of Weeks

November 12, 2004 – 5:52 pm |
the festival of weeks

Sunday, May 27, marks the beginning of Shavuot, the Jewish festival of weeks. Its name reflects the seven-week period that commences on the second night of Passover and concludes on the first night of this festival. During this time the Jewish ancestry journeyed from Egypt to Sinai and prepared to …

Bikur Cholim

November 12, 2004 – 5:22 pm |

A fantastic story is told about the Chassidic master Rabbi Moshe of Korbin. Once, on his travels, he stayed at the home of one of his disciples. His host’s grandson, then a baby, had fallen gravely ill. Doctors had given up all hope and did not expect the child to …

Rosh Hashanah: The Child’s Cry

November 12, 2004 – 5:18 pm |
child's cry

The story is told of a great rabbi who was up late at night deeply engrossed in Torah study together with his study partner. At that moment one of his partner’s children was awakened by a nightmare and began to cry. The rabbi, his concentration disturbed, arose from his studies …

Rabba’s Astonishing Purim

November 12, 2004 – 4:42 pm |
Purim - innerstream

The Party
The Talmud relates a Purim story that at first glance seems astonishing. The great sage Rabba invited his contemporary Reb Zeira for the Purim Feast. During the course of dinner, intoxicated by wine, Rabba rose and slaughtered Reb Zeira. In the morning, Rabba prayed for a miracle and Reb …