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Sirens, Songs and Symbols

Standing silently in the Gush Etzion cemetery, listening to a wailing siren blaring its sad howl across the mountains of history, is one of the

The Graphic Artist’s Dilemma

A young graphic designer living in Eretz Yisroel finally found a position where she could effectively use her talents and hard work in school to

Sirens, Songs and Symbols

Standing silently in the Gush Etzion cemetery, listening to a wailing siren blaring its sad howl across the mountains of history, is one of the

Helping, By Not Helping

The joke goes of a husband who graciously offered if he can be of any help around the house. His wife responded: “The biggest help

Owing What We Own

רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר אִישׁ בַּרְתּוּתָא אוֹמֵר, תֶּן לוֹ מִשֶּׁלּוֹ, שֶׁאַתָּה וְשֶׁלָּךְ שֶׁלּוֹ. וְכֵן בְּדָוִד הוּא אוֹמֵר (דברי הימים א כט) כִּי מִמְּךָ הַכֹּל וּמִיָּדְךָ נָתַנּוּ לך.

The Importance of a ‘Vov’

Parshat Emor There is an old joke (?) that, after Moshe Rabbeinu shattered the luchot, the people began to pick up the pieces left from

Is It Your Choice or Command?

Hashem tells Moshe אֱמֹ֥ר אֶל־הַכֹּֽהֲנִ֖ים —“say to the Kohanim,” a set of mitzvot pertaining to them and their work. I find the title of the

Failing Greatly

We all have heard the expression, “(t)he perfect is the enemy of the good.” As a longtime educator and current head of school, I think

Iyar: A Month Like No Other

Iyar is the only month where the religious experience today is the opposite of what it was designated to be in Biblical times. Iyar in

Merging Heaven and Earth

While in other faiths the men of the cloth preside over death and dying by administering last rites, the priestly class of Klal Yisrael—the Kohanim—were

Pesach Sheini: Again, From Close

Rav Yisroel Yitzchak haLevi Reisman, zt”l, was a Lelover chasid, born in the Old City of Yerushalayim. A trusted gabbai tzedaka, he served Hashem with

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