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The Lure of Tzfas

We just returned from a short vacation in Tzfas.  It was not your typical vacation of swimming, jeeping, karting and hiking. Rather, it was a trip to elevate our neshamas and fill our lungs with the holy air of Tzfas. 314 more words


Lecha Dodi ...Sefardi Style

For the past two years, I have often davened in Sefardi shuls.  Here is a taste of Kabbalas Shabbos, Sefardi style.  Plug in your speakers and turn up the volume. 9 more words


Rabbi Hannah Dresner Shabbaton This Weekend

This weekend we will be welcoming Rabbi Hannah Dresner for our first rabbi guest Shabbaton.  Come be part of the decision!

There are many events to participate in throughout the weekend, and there will be opportunities throughout the weekend to provide your input. 110 more words

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A Special Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with "The Prince of Kosher Gospel" Joshua Nelson

A Special Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with “The Prince of Kosher Gospel” Joshua Nelson. If you missed Josh’s last visit to TAA, you missed something every special. 20 more words

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Speech, Silence and Song (Beshalakh)

I am very grateful for the helpful suggestions which my teachers R. Avi Grossman and R. Menachem Copperman offered towards this piece. Additionally, many of the ideas regarding the concept of speech in Judaism come from the teachings of R. 1,589 more words


Partnership Minyanim: A Response to Rabbi Barry Freundel - by Chaim Trachtman

Rabbi Freundel has weighed in on the topic of partnership Minyanim, opening his review with a lament that halakha has been “the silent partner in the development of Partnership Minyanim”, and concluding that there is no halakhic justification for women to lead tefillah.   1,427 more words

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