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Saying Thank You

The Midrash comments that after the Jewish people did everything they were commanded to do – “kichol asher tzivah Hashem” – with regard to...

Hand Over The Keys

“So, Rabbi, bottom line: What’s the deal with drinking on Purim? What’s the message we are supposed to take from this unusual law?” That was...

Laziness Or Lack Of Motivation?

“The princes brought the shoham stones and the filling stones for the Eifod and for the Choshen.” — Sh’mos 35:27 The N’siim (heads of the tribes)...

Aspirations, Abilities And Achievements

“Every man whose heart inspired him came; and everyone whose spirit urged him brought the portion of G-d for the Tent of Meeting, for...

Thank G-d For Connecticut

About 25 years ago I was a substitute teacher in the fourth grade for the Lakewood Cheder in the “English” department, which covered History,...

Did You Ever See A Butterfly With Pneumonia?

Modern medicine is dependent on antibiotics to help fight bacterial diseases. Countless people who came down with ailments such as strep throat, pneumonia, and...

March 12-18

It is said that those who do not know their history are condemned to repeat it, and this phrase is often brought up regarding...

Purim Has Gone And Pesach Is Rapidly Approaching

I love Pesach, but I have grown to loathe the drudgery of cleaning before the holiday. Of course, one could use the short cuts...

A Guide To Surviving Allergy Season: NewYork-Presbyterian Queens offers...

QUEENS, NEW YORK (March 16, 2017) – Every spring, trees and plants release pollen into the air to fertilize other plants. The released pollen...

Media Control

Though there has been some pushback by the president against the media, a free press is guaranteed under the First Amendment. I have been...