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The year is 1970. Imagine yourself at age 17, experiencing an enjoyable summer in Israel with friends and family. You’re looking forward to going home to Trenton, New … more
With the observance of Tisha B’ Av almost upon us, a new biography was recently published by ArtScroll entitled Faith Amid the Flames, the story of Holocaust survivor Reb Yosef Friedenson, … more
Grenade! The very mention of the word can send shudders down the spine of even the most battle-hardened soldier. The instinct is to run. But on the first of Av, during the 2006 war in Lebanon, … more
When I was growing up on New York’s Lower East Side, one of the greatest people, who was to become in our time one of America’s most prominent literary figures, was Herman Wouk. His … more
Midway through the month of Tammuz, our religious focus shifts to observances commemorating the saddest events in our history. The destruction of the two Temples, the murders and massacres of … more
When I was growing up on New York’s Lower East Side, one of the greatest American literary figures was Herman Wouk. His reputation was great because of the books he wrote, which are cited in … more
This week we are focusing on an autobiography of Isaac Sturm, titled Filling in the Pieces: A Survival Story of the Holocaust [Gefen Publishing, 2019], timed to the upcoming observance of the Three … more
Rabbi Abraham Twersky once stated: “Color is an emotional experience. Techeiles [blue] is the emotional reminder of the bond between ourselves and G-d and how we get closer to G-d with … more
In his preface to a new sourcebook on the biblical origins of the American republic, Proclaim Liberty (Toby Press, 2019), its editor, Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik informs us of the … more
This past Tuesday, we experienced the passing of one of our community’s leaders, Velvel Pasternak z”l. Velvel was among the founders of the Stiebel of Cedarhurst, the Young Israel of … more
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