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Rabbi Jon Gross

Rabbi Jonathan gross is an associate rabbi at Beth Tfiloh Congregation in Baltimore,Maryland. He is a musmach of Yeshiva University. He was the rabbi of Beth Israel synagogue in Omaha, Nebraska for 10 years. He is the author of "Rabbi in the Middle of America: Jewish Stuff from the Chief Rabbi of Nebraska" and the forthcoming, "Values Investing: an Omaha Rabbi Learns Torah from Warren Buffett."

Warren Buffet Isn’t Jewish, But His Lessons Are

March 1, 2016, by

Warren Buffett repeatedly says that he does not give stock tips.  Instead he gives out wisdom in the form of certain principles.  His gift is his extraordinary ability to relate those principles in a manner that is succinct, entertaining, compelling, and easily understood, often employing the use of aphorisms and parables. On the surface, the

The Death of an Icon

February 25, 2016, by

Natan Sharansky is going to be at Beth Tfiloh on March 14.  At the beginning of his book “Fear No Evil,” he recalls a memory from his childhood, the day that Joseph Stalin died.  Solemn music filled the streets form loudspeakers.  Everyone wore black arm bands.  Enormous portraits of Stalin were everywhere.  Sharansky was 5

How Much Would the Mishkan Cost Today?

February 16, 2016, by

The tent itself was made up of 48 gold plated beams that were connected.  20 on each side plus 8 across one wall. The beams were 10 x 1 x 1.5 amot.  That comes to a surface area of 50 x 48 = 2,400 amot squared. Although there are many opinions, let’s say an ammah