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Come One Come All – Shabbaton 2017 Theme

THE SHABBATON THEME!

The theme of this year’s Upstate NY regional Chabad on Campus Shabbaton 2017 is “Come One, Come All!” reflecting the Rebbe’s insight to the names of the two joined Torah portions of this week “Vayakhel-Pekudei” which symbolize … Read the rest

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Moshe Rubin’s Bar Mitzvah Speech

In connection with the “Come One, Come All” theme at the regional Chabad on Campus Upstate NY Shabbaton 2017, held on the anniversary of our son Moshe’s Bar-Mitzvah Parsha of “Vayakhel-Pekudei” here’s the video and text of his speech … Read the rest

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The Rusty Coin

Before we get to the “Rusty Nickel” story, here’s the Shabbos House UAlbany background how it came about – and how it went down:

Years ago, in our first years at Shabbos House, when I still served as Kosher Kitchen Read the rest

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Why the ZEN Atrium is great space for #UAlbanyShabbat360

#ualbanyShabbat360 2017 will be held on Friday night March 3rd, 2017 in the glass-atrium of the CNSE Nanotech ZEN Building. See this Shabbat 360 2017 link for more details on tshirt signup, walking groups, and more! 

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Private & Public Growth

One of the big things in the news this week was the confirmation hearings and public debate over Trump’s controversial Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. Intense discussion of her qualifications, educational background, personal wealth and political contributions, opinions on education … Read the rest

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So help me G-d!

You may know this line from official oaths of office. It’s also the opening line and theme of a heartfelt Sephardic melody that was adopted by Chabad.

“Azreini Ey-l Chai Lehachniyah et Yetzer Hamefateh Hameiriah…”

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This.

Often you see retweets or posts captioned with a single word that says: THIS. It’s an emphatic word that embodies specificity, focus, and clarity. It’s unambiguous, it isn’t confused, there’s no nuance, no wavering. THIS means that you are absolutely … Read the rest

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In Your Own Voice

The Book of Devarim, Deuteronomy, is different than the first four books of the Torah, in that Moshe is speaking in first person. Instead of “G-d said to Moshe” (third-person), this fifth book is said in first-person, in Moshe’s own … Read the rest

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The Nuisance & Sacrifice of Frogs

What’s Jewish about frogs? Passover, of course. (Passover isn’t for a while but this week’s Torah Parsha Vaera has 7 of the 10 Plagues).  The second plague may be the most Disney-esque of them all, imagine the animation going into … Read the rest

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Amona, Israel

Shlomi D. works for an Israeli aircraft industries company and comes to this area to visit a Boeing contractor. When it falls over a weekend he likes to spend Shabbat with us. Here’s what he shared with us at Shabbat Read the rest

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