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Collection of Passover Haggadah Tidbits & Insights

See links on this page for Passover Haggadah tidbits and insights to share at your Pesach Seder Table. Many (but not all) of these are adaptations of the incredibly rich and vast treasure house of Passover depth and inspiration, and unconventional visionary … Read the rest

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Primary Passover Thoughts

We’re beginning Passover later in the season this year (2016) in the shadow of one of the most interesting and unusual presidential primaries (Tuesday April 19th), in the midst of a very unique election cycle, to say the least.

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This is the Matzah of our Forefathers…

Everyone knows that Shmurah Matzah  is expensive. We’re not talking about the boxed square Matzah at the supermarket. We’re talking the round, handmade kind. (see this post for more about Shmurah Matzah and why its important to us) … Read the rest

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Takeaways from Oneonta Shabbaton 2016

Here are some of the things I (Mendel) learned from the Chabad on Campus Upstate NY Shabbaton at Oneonta, April 1-3 2016. It’s a mix of little things and big things, observations, experiences, lessons and teachings. The Baal Shem Tov … Read the rest

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The Shaka “Kemitzah” Wave

Did you ever notice that when the Torah is lifted up in the synagogue, some people raise their pinky finger and point to the Torah? It’s not my custom personally, but there are a lot of people who do that. … Read the rest

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Why name a publishing house Kehot?

“Jews have horns” is one of the oldest and oddest myths about our people. It goes back to Michelangelo’s statute of Moshes and a misinterpretation of the verse in Ki Tisa (after the story of the Golden Calf and the … Read the rest

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A Klotz Kasha on the 5D Eternal Data Storage Breakthrough

Eliran R., a tech-savvy student of ours, who studies engineering at CNSE the Nano college posted this article about the 5D “Eternal” data storage breakthrough at the University of Southampton in England. This new technique allows 360TB of data to … Read the rest

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Surrounded by Barrels

Once, long ago somewhere in Russia, a Chassid was walking on his way on a bitter cold winter day when a merchant stopped with his open wagon offering him a ride. The wind was biting, the cold was deeply penetrating, … Read the rest

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Don’t Take Sides in the Tabernacle

Everyone knows the Ark was a key fixture in the innermost part of the Mishkan, aka the Tabernacle, in a room called the Holy of Holies. In the room just before that, known as the Holies, there were three pieces … Read the rest

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Lchaim on Death Wish Coffee

A local highlight of Superbowl50 was the @deathwishcoffee commercial. This local small business is based in Saratoga Springs, run by a UAlbany alumni. They won a Quickbooks competition for a Superbowl spot, and these rarified seconds propelled them into the … Read the rest

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