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The Princess and Farmer Parable

I was in my early teens when I first heard this parable magnificently told by Rabbi Josh (Yehoshua Binyamin) Gordon (now of blessed memory), a dynamic Chabad Shliach in California who is widely known today for his many audio classes Read the rest

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Fern’s Shabbat Candles

At least a decade ago, maybe more, Shabbos House was involved in a national study of Jewish life on campus (this isn’t the study from 2005, that’s another story). A faculty member named Fern from the host University near Boston … Read the rest

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What Babka teaches us about learning (Torah)…

We had a Babka Taste-Testing table on campus this week featuring 3 locally available Babkas: Green’s of Brooklyn (available at the Kosher Price Chopper in Colonie), Trader Joe’s Babka, and Lilly’s Bake Co Babka (available at BJ’s Wholesale Club). The … Read the rest

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Tidbits from the Tisha B’Av Kinot

Kinot are a collection of liturgical poems of lament that are said on Tisha B’Av, a dark and sad date on the Jewish calendar when we mourn the destruction of the Jerusalem Temples, and our national Jewish identity. We did … Read the rest

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The Cloud over Students

Nowadays when we speak of The Cloud (with a capital C) we mean remote data computing or something. But this is about a different type of a cloud (also pervasive and incredibly important) that may be very much part of … Read the rest

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The Dot in “Hello, Red Fox”

We love good children’s books and we’ve read many Eric Carle books before. Of course, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear…” (which we have a commentary on), “The Very Quiet Cricket” , “The Tiny Seed” and … Read the rest

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Helmsley Building Lessons

“Everything we experience can and should be a lesson!” – The Baal Shem Tov

Since our Summer 2019 Midtown Manhattan Reunion was hosted at 5WPR in this very notable Manhattan address at 230 Park Avenue, thought it would be appropriate … Read the rest

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A Tale of Two Moon-Landing Headlines

On July 20th, 1969, after flying a crew 200,000+ miles away from earth, as the whole world held its breath, the United States landed a man on the moon, fulfilling JFK’s famous proclamation and NASA’s tireless scientific development. “One small … Read the rest

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Be an Influencer!

Nowadays on Social-Media its a big deal to be an influencer… 

The Rebbe encouraged it! 

In many talks, whether at a farbrengen, or talks for women, at a gathering for High School graduates or camp children, no matter the age, … Read the rest

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Mrs. Garelick’s “770” Painting

At the 2019 Chabad on Campus Kinus conference, Raizy especially enjoyed the warmth, wit, wisdom and humor of Mrs. Bassie Garelick. She’s one of the earliest Shluchot of the Rebbe, an American-born girl who has spent the past 60 or … Read the rest

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