Monthly Archives: December 2011

Quote of the Day

“Rabbi Hugo Gryn was a child in Auschwitz when his father melted the precious margarine ration to light a Hanukkah candle. Hugo protested. His father said, ‘My child, we know you can live three days without water. You can live … Continue reading

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A Reason for the Season

*A Repost from 2010 It is not too often that as a rabbi, I get asked to give a Christmas message. A good friend of mine, who is a young pastor from Rwanda, leads a church here in the DC … Continue reading

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Matisyahu … Chassidic no longer???

All of the Jewish blogs and news sites are abuzz this morning with news that Chassidic reggae superstar Matisyahu has shaved off his beard, cut off his peyos, and is embarking on a new journey. Just released moments ago on … Continue reading

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Finding a Talmudic Theory of Jewish Practice

Alex Braver, over at the Sh’ma Blog, has written an excellent article on the opening Mishna in the Talmudic tractate, Brachot, titled: “From When Do We Recite Sh’ma in the Evening?: Finding a Talmudic Theory of Jewish Practice.” The title … Continue reading

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Rabbis Who Thought for Themselves – Part II

Three weeks ago I posted a blog about Rabbis Who Thought for Themselves, which has now been shared around the world and I am still receiving emails about that post. The original post highlighted eight different rabbis who were prominent and respected figures … Continue reading

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