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The untimely passing of Elie Wiesel, z”l, a month ago prompts this week’s sheloshim tribute that is based on several hespeds (eulogies) by those who knew him best. I will focus on the … more
Several high-quality books have recently been published dealing with tefillah, a Jew’s conversation with G-d. The first book, “From Within the Tent: The Shabbat Prayers” … more
In Bible study, teachings of morality often take a back seat to the teachings of law, custom and history. The book being brought to your attention this week explores morality in the context of our … more
Yes, it is now 40 years since the famous Entebbe raid to liberate the hostages from the terrorists of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. This week’s essay will be timed to the … more
Among the greatest words in the Hebrew language is chesed whose definition varies with its use. In his book, “Amazing Chesed” (Jewish Lights, 2013), Rami Shapiro informs us of some of … more
Rabbinical experience comes in many shades and sizes. Recently two distinguished rabbis, each with a direct connection to our Five Towns community, penned essays dealing with the challenges faced by … more
The legacy of Ruth at this time of year has always invited new commentary by the scholars of our time. This year is no different, with a new and unique teaching by Rabbi Yitzchok Frankel, spiritual … more
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
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