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The Rush to Get Out of the Forest While Still Light….

This Thanksgiving afternoon (probably too late in the afternoon as you’ll soon see) I took the three youngest out for a walk/hike in a nature preserve not too far away, the Schiffendecker Farm Preserve off Bender Lane in Glenmont/Delmar, between … Read the rest

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Listen to the Soundtrack

In years before Disney, and certainly before Pixar and Dreamworks, cartoons were primarily a children’s affair. It is much more recent that adults began to tune in as well, and enjoy animation almost to the same degree that children do. … Read the rest

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Rebbe’s Vayeitzei-Vayishlach Letter

In 1979, the Rebbe wrote a letter addressed to those participating in the 5 Year Celebration of Chabad in the Capital District which Mendel’s parents founded in 1974. Though addressed to the community, Mendel’s father Rabbi Israel Rubin felt this … Read the rest

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Zeide’s vurt on Eliezer and Rivka

The biblical story is clear enough. We read in the Torah portion of Chayei Sarah, how Eliezer, servant of Avraham, arrives at the well in Haran, in search for a bride for Yitzchak. He prays to G-d for success in … Read the rest

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Shared at Homecoming Weekend 2021 Shabbat Lunch

Jordan R.:

When people go through a hard time, it’s especially important for them to have at least one person that they feel comfortable talking to. It might be a parent or therapist, a friend or a teacher. Someone outside … Read the rest

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The Supply Chain Problem & Continuity

As we emerge from Covid, there’s been a noticeable delay in the delivery of goods, creating scarcity or limited availability and raising costs and stymying the post-Covid economic recovery – and a lot of this goes back to supply chain … Read the rest

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The Big Facebook Outage & DNS Message

The widespread outage of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp had everyone in a tizzy on the first Monday of October 2021. So many rely on these for communication and services, ourselves as well! 

As you know well, we’re always looking for … Read the rest

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What’s Wrong with the Tree of Knowledge?

The very first bible story in Parsha Bereishis, just after the Six Days of Creation, is Adam & Eve and the Two Trees in the Garden of Eden: The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge. It’s such a … Read the rest

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Post-Tishrei: A Story & a Parable

Tishrei is the Hebrew month of Jewish Fall holidays from Rosh Hashanah to Simchas Torah and everything in between. Now that we celebrated all these wonderful holidays as a campus community here’s a short story and a parable as food-for-thought. … Read the rest

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