Monthly Archives: July 2011

Not Davening to the Air Conditioner — Only G-d

We’re driving along, off to a restaurant to rescue some leftover food which will be reapportioned for hungry folks.  It is hot in the car, but I don’t notice since I’m not into air conditioning.  She, however, apologizes profusely, clicking her … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Talking to Kids Based on Torah Sources — And a Plea at Kletzky Levaya to Strengthen Yichud Guidelines for Young

Because I fielded today a few questions on how to deal out info to children, I am giving some insights I’ve learned along the road. This is by no way and no means inclusive, but some quick thoughts. There once … Continue reading

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Friendship Needed

The tale of Choni Hama’agal the original Rip Van Winkle starts off heartening. It is the story of a sage who watches an elderly farmer plant a seed which he knew would grow no fruit for decades.  Choni questions the … Continue reading

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I slept in a Satmar bed and prayed in a Lubavitch synagogue – Unity in Tragedy

I was volunteering this past Shabbat again in a hospital.  The patient was of one denomination, the doctor from another, and the camaraderie in the Bikur Cholim was contributed to by Jews from every stripe and hue.  In the warming … Continue reading

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