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You Are Your Brothers Keeper

You Are Your Brothers Keeper

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz My older son began learning in a special high school three years ago. Before my second son began the same school this year, I took my older son aside for a cup of coffee and a father-son talk on the back deck. “I...

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Saving Those Lost in the Field

Saving Those Lost in the Field

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Mendel the barber was hard-pressed for money. One week, he couldn’t stand it any longer. As Shabbat approached and it was near time to close, several non-Jews entered his shop and asked for haircuts. Mendel...

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Be an Individual Within the Community

Be an Individual Within the Community

I learned more about being a soldier from Moshe Bachar during my reserve duty than from any other officer I encountered in the IDF and he taught me a huge lesson. One of the other soldiers intimidated me. He had served in a really tough...

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The Portion of Nitzavim

The Portion of Nitzavim

This week’s portion is one of the shortest in the Torah, with a mere 40 verses (next week’s Vayelech has only 30). Even when the two are combined, which happens most years, they number fewer verses than most other single portions. The...

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