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

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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Chanukah, Brotherhood & Community

As a community, we have been shaken by a series of recent tragic losses and challenges experienced by individuals and families within our community. We are unsettled, and we wonder what it all means and which steps we might consider in response. Yet now, on Chanukah,...

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Chanukah and the War of the Kohanim

Chanukah and Purim are seen as celebrating two different kinds of experiences for the Jewish People. In the story of Purim we were threatened with physical annihilation, while the Greeks posed primarily a spiritual threat. Thus in the Al HaNissim thanksgiving prayer...

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Lord Balfour, Rav Kook and The Torah

Lord Balfour, Rav Kook and the Torah As UNESCO was busy passing its second resolution in a month denying the Jewish origins of the Temple Mount (Har HaBayit), the Jewish people were preparing for the Succos festival and decorating their Succos with beautiful and...

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Faith & Civilization

Another week, another tragic terrorist attack.  Another disastrous outcome of a conflict between radical Islam and civilization.  As we mourn the losses and contemplate the continued carnage resulting from this conflict, we can consider how Torah guides us in the...

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