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CA Girl in NY, Week 4: Vignettes from Yeshiva Life before Rosh Hashana


When I packed my “shmates” – assorted loosely fitting clothes, more than a few acquired as treasures in second hand and thrift stores – many ended up in the giveaway bag because “that’s not how people dress in NY”. 729 more words

Life And Some

The Law of God -- Simply Instructions In Which We Are to Live

Wilhelmus á Brakel writes:

The rule for holiness is the law of God… Torah, whic is the Hebrew word for ‘law,’ is derived from ‘hora’, which means ‘to teach,’ ‘to instruct.’ A law is thus a lesson or instruction in the way which one ought to go.

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Biblical Truth

Where Art Thou? - A Poetic Interpretation of Parashat Nitzavim

Where is the Torah?

Where is the Torah?
Is it in the Heavens?
No, it is not in the Heavens
Is it across the ocean? 174 more words

The Binding Of God

To my mind’s eye, Rabbi Berechiah appeared stoop-shouldered and mournful on Rosh Hashanah as he listened to the Torah reader recite Genesis 22, The Binding of Isaac. 755 more words


Structure of Prayer - Rosh Hashana -- By Ben

A couple of weeks ago, I started going through the nuts and bolts of the Shemoneh Esrei. I mainly focused on the opening (1-3) and closing (17-19) sets of prayers (re: see below). 999 more words

Posts By Ben

Parshas Nitzavim: Shimon Peres, Unity and Ahavas Yisroel

On September 28th, 2016, Shimon Peres, the former president of Israel, passed away in Ramat Gan, Israel. His death saddened not only the nation but the whole world. 955 more words