DEDICATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISAAC GAMEL ז''ל BY HIS FAMILY

Continuing to Make Things Better

The Torah presents us with apparently contradictory visions of the Jewish soldier. In considering this contradiction, we can find essential guidance for our own pursuit of greatness. On the one hand, we are taught of the spiritual vulnerability of the Jewish soldier,...

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Making Things Better

Introducing the Yamim Noraim Theme for 5778 This week's eclipse can help us set the theme for the High Holiday season ahead. The Talmud (TB Succah 29a) attributes the incidence of a solar eclipse to a few possible causes, each of them failures of humankind. This poses...

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Drinking on Purim

Dear Friends: I hope this letter finds you all well and looking forward to the beautiful Yom Tov of Purim.  I address this letter to all of you, and especially to parents of teenagers. One of the unusual aspects of Purim is the celebration of the day through drinking...

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Four Core Jewish Values at the End of Life

Health care decisions have grown increasingly complex with the advancement of medicine, and are influenced by the values of those involved. Halacha has much to say about these issues, and it serves as the single source for Jewish Medical Ethics. As is always the case,...

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