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This week’s essay will be the first to deal with some of the latest thoughts and literature regarding the observance of Shavuot. Ohr Ha Tzafon, volume four, Nissan 5776, published by Beis … more
In the name of full disclosure let it be noted at the outset that the author of the book under review this week, Yankie Schwartz, was a former student of mine at the Chofetz Chaim High School in … more
Last week’s essay on Israel Starck’s Holocaust memoir, “A Boy Named 68818,” gave voice to his daughter’s take on the purpose and goals that she intended for this gifted … more
For Holocaust survivor Israel Starck, the geographic chasm between Auschwitz and Cedarhurst was experienced last week in his heartfelt Yom HaShoah address to the middle school students at the … more
In his commentary on the Counting of the Omer, “The Siddur Illuminated By Chassidus, Shabbos” (Merkos/Kehot, 2015), Rabbi Eliyahu Touger, formerly of Cedarhurst, now of Jerusalem, teaches … more
Well, it is almost here, Pesach that is. This week’s essay lists several additional excellent readings themed to the holiday. We begin with one of my favorites, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin’s … more
Pesach commemorates events that clearly defined our people’s history and purpose. So, when I happened upon a commentary on a Haggadah whose author’s name brings to mind events in my past, … more
The names of our Jewish holidays are almost always listed and used in the Hebrew language, even those that have English equivalents. That is all holidays, except one, Pesach, which more often than … more
The Pesach Seder may be the most observed family ritual on the Jewish calendar. Accordingly, many books deal with Pesach observances. This year is no different, and for the next three weeks, this … more
Yes, here is another high quality Purim-themed work — “G-d and Politics in Esther” (Cambridge University Press, 2016), by Yoram  Hazony — which brings to us a … more
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