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August 13, 2020

Making Up for Lost Torah Readings

This past Shabbat, the Ohr Saadya community began the project of making up the parshiyot that were missed from the weekly kriyat haTorah while shuls

Keeping Our Children Close

I was recently listening to a shiur by noted speaker, Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein, founder of Ohr Na’ava. When he was young, his father was a

The Ways of Peace

Parshat Re’eh Throughout the seven haftarot of consolation that follow Tish’a B’Av, the navi Yeshayahu presents us with descriptions of the final redemption and return


Unkelos translates the word re’eh as chazi, reminding one of the word chazon, the vision of Yeshayahu. When I think of vision, I think of

Mourning the Right Way

We read in Parsha Re’eh that one should not make any cuttings in one’s skin for the dead (14:1). Apparently, this was a mourning custom

Mercy for Mercy

Roni had an important meeting to attend at 9:00 in the morning in Manhattan. He lived about an hour away so he made sure to

Thoughts on Yeshiva Tuition

This article is a short version of an article I wrote in 1994 and have revised several times since then. At the time I was

Jacob Sasportas: A Symbol of the Resistance

Reviewing: “Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas,” by Yaacob Dweck. Princeton University Press. 2019. English. Hardcover.  504 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0691183572. Visit a Satmar community, and

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