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RH: The Dog and the Shofar

This may be a first for us.

This year, due to Covid, we had all the big room windows and back doors open wide during the prayers and our Shofar blower stood a distance from others and blew the Shofar … Read the rest

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RH: Asymptomatic Carriers – in a good way

One of the unique and difficult challenges of Covid-19 is that many who have it are asymptomatic and to some degree they can shed the virus without knowing they have it.  Not to diminish this fact in any way, and … Read the rest

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RH: Peninah, The Baal Shem Tov, and upping our Prayers

PENINAH’S INTENT:

The Haftorah of the first day of Rosh Hashanah is the story of Chana, then childless, later to be the mother of the prophet Samuel. How she prayed in the Tabernacle for a son, how she was misunderstood … Read the rest

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RH: The Rosh Hashanah Void – and Covid

This concept touches upon a lot of really deep Chassidic thought. We’re not going to go into all of that right here, just a few snippets to tie the idea together. 

Rosh Hashanah night is a limbo state before Shofar … Read the rest

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RH: Lift Your Gates (Open Your Screens)

Psalm 24 “L’David Mizmor” is said towards the close of the evening Rosh Hashanah prayers. In many congregations it is said after opening the Ark, line after line dramatically repeating the Chazzan.  A big theme of this Psalm is “Lift … Read the rest

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Archways for High Holidays 2020

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Welcome to our second edition of “Archways in Torah” for the High Holidays of 5781/2020.

 Click here to download the “Archways – High Holidays 5781/2020” Booklet in PDF format.

We began this “Archways” publication concept for Shavuot 2020 … Read the rest

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Elul Acrostics

This page is under construction! Come back later… 

The four letters of the word Elul have been attributed different verses what they stand for.

The most famous is Ani L’Dodi vDodi Li – I am to be my beloved and … Read the rest

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FB Live: Road Sign Messages

For this week’s Facebook Live we did a tour of nearby road-signs, six of them, to share a life-message and inspiration from each:

Road-signs were especially relevant this week because the Torah portion of Maasei (last in the Book of … Read the rest

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FB Live: Planting Messages

We got to planting a little late this summer, but it’s never too late, right? Since we were busy with dirt and seeds, that’s what we shared for a couple of days over FB Live. See these planting messages episodes … Read the rest

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July 4th and Yud-Bais Tammuz

This year, in 2020, American’s Independence Day and one of Chabad’s Freedom Festivals coincide on the same day. Shabbat is both July 4th Independence Day and in Hebrew it is Yud-Bais (12th of) Tammuz – the day the Previous Rebbe … Read the rest

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