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Ki Teitzei

Sometime around the founding of Google, a discussion took place on whether to have a motto for the company. After much debate, the wording “Don’t be evil” was decided upon. The idea, as explained in a letter to shareholders, was thi...

Posted on 26 August 2015, By Rabbi Rafi Kaiserblueth

S’lichot, prayers for forgiveness, are included in our daily Amidah.  But the special services that also bear this name herald the greatest period of the annual Jewish journey deep into ourselves, where we resolve to be lenient in our ...

Posted on 26 August 2015, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett
Seeking Monsieur Chouchani

In the Jewish graveyard of Montevideo, Uruguay, can be found an inscription on a gravestone that reads: “The wise Rabbi Chouchani of blessed memory. His birth and his life are sealed in enigma.” The brilliant and bizarre Monsieur Chou...

Posted on 18 August 2015, By Zahavit Shalev