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Meeting in the Bright Light of Night

Most of this week’s parasha reads as a long tirade against the dangers of the scary world in which the small band of early Jews find themselves. Lot, his unnamed daughters and their mother must flee from the cartoonishly evil city of So...

Posted on 26 October 2015, By Leon Fenster
Sharing the Burden

The last of the 39 types of creative works prohibited on Shabbat (Heb. “melachot”) is carrying between a private and a public space. Why is carrying considered creative work? Are there exceptions to the rule? The 39 types of mela...

Posted on 21 October 2015, By Rabbi Paul Arberman
A Model Ministry

It is not every day that a Jewish kid gets to sit at the right hand of the Holy Father. Yesterday was my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do so. Together with Cantor Schwartz, who offered an incredibly powerful memorial prayer, it was an...

Posted on 15 October 2015, By Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove