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Jewish Holidays

The Students of Rabbi Akiva

May 11, 2017, by

Is it possible that all 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva’s students committed the exact same sin? Why do we mourn over these students if they didn’t even learn from their rebbe’s most famous teaching?

Mesorah and Middos

September 9, 2016, by

Historically, the period between Pesach and Shavuos was meant to be a period of great joy and anticipation, for our redemption from Egypt was the precursor to the ultimate goal of receiving the Torah on Shavuos and symbolically consummating our relationship to Hakadosh Baruch Hu. Yet the period has changed to become a period of […]

Not a Negative Does Not a Positive Make

May 31, 2016, by

There is a recurring trope in comedy movies in which a leader addresses a group, asking for volunteers to “step forward.”  Of course, no one steps forward.  However, everyone but an unwitting innocent steps backward. The poor sap becomes the “volunteer”. Not stepping backward is the same as stepping forward. Applying that same “principal” to […]

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