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Rabbi Yaacov Haber

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Rabbi Haber has been a leading force in Jewish Outreach for the past 25 years. He was a founding trustee of AJOP, the Association of Jewish Outreach Professionals.

Chanukah Insights: Light & Holiness

June 29, 2006, by

If you think about Chanukah, new ideas occur. Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, occurs at the darkest time of the year — the time when you would least expect it. And this is an important characteristic of Judaism: that light, and holiness, occur where one would least expect them. Remember the origin of Chanukah: the […]

Breaking Heavenly Barriers

June 29, 2006, by

An interesting person in Jewish history was King Menashe — interesting, that is, in a negative sense. He was the son of King Chizkiahu, and one of his early acts was to kill his grandfather, the prophet Isaiah [see the drosha on Shabbos Shuva for some background]. This set the tone for his future actions, […]