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In good health Issue of September 3, 2010/ 24 Elul 5770By Rabbi Avi Billet The gabbai has just called up two men. One will lift the Torah (hagbah) while the other will roll it, wrap it and … more
Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of September 3, 2010/ 24 Elul 5770This Saturday night, the Ashkenazic communities begin to say Selichot in preparation for Rosh Hashana. … more
Parshat Ki Savo Issue of August 28, 2010/ 18 Elul, 5770by Rabbi Avi Billet My grandmother gets "nachas" from reading this column. She told me a few times that one of the things she enjoys … more
Parshat Ki Tzeitzi By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of August 20, 2010/ 10 Elul 5770 The "controversial" cover photo on the Aug. 9 issue of Time featured the face of a young Afghani woman whose … more
Parshat Shoftim by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of August 13, 2010/ 3 Elul 5770 I’ve always marveled at the notion that Jewish men or women do not need to get any education beyond a Torah … more
August 6, 2010/ 26 Av, 5770Who is the most desperate, destitute member of the Jewish society? It’s a loaded question and there is no correct answer. Unless you specify from whose … more
Parshat Eikev by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 30, 2010/ 19 Av 5770 Other than former current events, nothing dates a Jewish book more than when discussing or quoting a deceased great … more
Parshat Va'Etchanan by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 23, 2010/ 12 Av 5770 There is a story told of a Jew who bought a car from a very yeshivish mechanic. As he was about to drive away, the … more
Parshat Devarim by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 16, 2010/ 5 Av, 5770 Like most of us who are up to date on local news, I don't think Jewish scholarship in women is something we need to … more
Parshat Matot by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 9, 2010/ 29 Tammuz, 5770Without getting into particulars (I’ll leave you to look up the details), the Zohar on Parshat Matot uses the … more
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