Monthly Archives: September 2017

Russian Convert and the High Holidays: To Begin Again…

What are the Yomim Noraim/High Holidays and what should they mean to us? Pose that question to an observant Israeli Jew and I imagine they will sum it all up with one word, “Teshuva – Repentance”; but pose the same … Continue reading

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“…and He will Gather you in from all the peoples…”

To my dear son Nitzavim is a script regarding the need for the Jewish people to remain committed and loyal to our covenant with Hashem to ensure a bright future. There is reference in the Parsha to the concept of … Continue reading

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The Reactions make it all worthwhile

Makom Meshutaf limud tonight in kibbutz Revivim down south. Following the session on Rosh Hashana, a lady came over to me and said, “I love when u come to teach Torah, it brings me back to my father’s traditional home” … Continue reading

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Yesterday Makom Meshutaf ran a program hosted by the Jordan Valley Council, for all women from the surrounding secular kibbutzim. It was a fantastic event of music and learning and I gave a shiur on “the national message of a … Continue reading

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Why we do what we do…

Quite honestly, I never enjoyed posting and talking about what I do because I am really not into “self-promotion” (maybe I’m wrong and I am not criticizing those who are). I do however like to promote a cause and to … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashana on Base: Time to Inspire Them

NOTE: ANY FUNDS CONTRIBUTED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 27TH WILL BE ‎MATCHED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR‏ ‏ Shavua Tov to all ‎ As those of you who follow my posts know, I am a senior lecturer for the Jewish ‎Identity Branch of … Continue reading

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The Institution of Family

To my dear son “When a man marries a new wife, he shall not go out to the army…”; this order is repeated in the Parsha as it was already delineated in last week’s Parsha. Why is a newlywed exempt … Continue reading

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