Tisha B’Av
What is the Secret of Tisha B’Av?

What is the Secret of Tisha B’Av?

Reading is magical. Reading can take you places you have never been and show you things you have never seen. It is almost as good as being there and reading fanatics know that in many ways, reading is better than watching a movie. It goes...

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A Gift that the Jewish People Have Given the World

A Gift that the Jewish People Have Given the World

Everyone in high school was afraid of Mr. Brickman who we called “Mr. Brick Wall” behind his back. He was from the old school of teaching and any student who entered his classroom chewing gum would be wearing the gum on his nose until the...

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Expressing Faith Through Effort and Action

Expressing Faith Through Effort and Action

The relationship between God and Israel began well before Israel became a nation. God chose Abraham, making promises to him about his descendants that seemed overambitious. But God kept his promises. He redeemed the Jews from Egypt with...

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Nine Days: Mourning with a Purpose

Nine Days: Mourning with a Purpose

My rabbi once told me that God created the world because he loves stories and the best stories are about people. But some stories take generations to tell. The Bible graphically illustrates this. The covenant that God made with Abraham...

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What happened to the Temple Menorah?

What happened to the Temple Menorah?

The Arch of Titus, constructed in 81 CE by Emperor Domitian to commemorate the victory over the Jewish rebellion in Judaea, stands on the Via Sacra in Rome to this day, bearing witness to the fact that the Romans carried away the golden...

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