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A Good Point

Shalom Aleichem! After lunch this past Monday, the first day of Rosh Hashana, I set out to Queens College to blow the…

The Cloud

Shalom aleichem! Earlier this week, a friend asked me a question about this week’s Torah portion, Beha’alotecha. When the Jews were traveling…

I Don’t Know

“From the time when Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai died, the glory of wisdom ceased.” – Talmud, Sotah 49a “I do not know…

Miami Dvar Torah x3

Shalom Aleichem! Tzipah and I were fortunate to spend a few days in Miami this week. Thanks to my in-laws for watching…

Winter Nights

The fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe used to say in the name of the first Rebbe: “A summer day and a winter night is…

Just Turn Around

Translation is a tricky task, fraught with the difficulties of capturing the nuance of a language, whose words may at times be nearly…

Why The Shofar?

Shalom Aleichem! The zenith of Rosh Hashana is the blowing of the Shofar. The Talmud states that we blow the Shofar in…

In The Field

Shalom Aleichem! Mazel tov to QC alumni Avigael Ben-Baruch and Yosef Grossman on their recent engagement! * * * On Thursdays I…