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Jewish Holidays

Rosh Hashanah Thoughts: Absent Neighborhoods, Absent Tears

August 11, 2010, by

In my childhood, a half-century ago in Buffalo’s North Park neighborhood that served as a passage point between the East Side of Eastern European immigrants (mostly Orthodox) and the Amherst- Williamsville suburbs of the upwardly mobile (mostly Reform and Conservative children of the émigré generation), the Jews who chose to join a synagogue had a […]

Sweet Potato Recipes

December 30, 2009, by

How many of us have stood in the canned vegetable aisle of the grocery store and asked ourselves the question “is a sweet potato the same thing as a yam and, if so, which one do I want?” Not a question to keep you up at night or define the boundaries of which team should […]

Elul Thoughts: Part III

September 28, 2008, by

Elul Thoughts: Part III – Third in a series on thoughts for the month of Elul by Rochi Lerner, host of Torah Sessions on OURadio.org.

The First Mass Teshuva Movement

September 25, 2008, by

A Look at Sefer Bamidbar, when an entire nation of people became Baalei Teshuva. Lessons learned to incorporate into the time of reflection prior to Rosh Hashana. Presented by Rabbi Steve Burg, NCSY International Director at Yeshiva University on September 24, 2008.

Prisoner #313

September 25, 2008, by

The symbolism of the Rosh Hashana Mussaf service. Lessons learned – God alone is King, you must have a dream, we have the strength to overcome challenges. Presented by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Rabbi of OU Synagogue Ohev Sholom/The National Synagogue in Washington, DC.

Elul Thoughts: Part II

September 24, 2008, by

Preparing to approach God – to be in a place where we can approach God without fear and with joy. Second in a series on thoughts for the month of Elul by Rochi Lerner, host of Torah Sessions on OURadio.org.

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