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Micro & Macro Moshiach

The Haftorah for the 8th day of Pesach speaks of “the spirit of G-d will rest upon him (Moshiach), a spirit of wisdom, a spirit of understanding…” and other attributes bestowed upon Moshiach.

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3 Things about the Future

Everyone’s curious about the future. Maybe that’s what brought out so many students and guests to Parkfest last week, JK. Kidding aside, even with all that science has so much figured out these days, it’s still very difficult to predict … Read the rest

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The Unstuck Prayer

The 7th Day of Passover commemorates the Splitting of the Sea during the Exodus, therefore the Torah Reading has the Song of the Sea. Interestingly, the paragraph “Vayosha” (about our salvation at sea) and the “Oz Yashir” song at the … Read the rest

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Bluma’s Twist on an old Pesach Story

Our young daughter Bluma had a rough time adjusting to Matzah this year. She didn’t like the taste of it, wasn’t interested in it, and that was that. But Matzah, especially at the Seders is a very important Mitzvah! So … Read the rest

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Nissan Rogue and the Four Sons

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law drove in from Ohio to celebrate the Passover holiday with us. They rented a car for the trip, a Nissan Rogue. I’ve seen these cars before, they are quite common, but now that it was close … Read the rest

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The Jungle Book and the Jews

Rudyard Kipling’s old classic “The Jungle Book” is getting a redo this year, with a fancy hi-tech animation film. Every film adaption is a new interpretation of a story, so we’ll have to see what this version adds and takes … Read the rest

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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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