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Join the Crowd – It’s Hakhel Year!

This is the front page letter in our Spring/Summer 2015 “What’s Cooking” Update Newsletter

JOIN THE CROWD – IT’S HAKHEL YEAR!

Generally speaking, at Shabbos House we’re not that focused on numbers. We pride ourselves on appreciating each individual student, … Read the rest

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Two Stories of Positive Pasts

A visiting psychologist from Israel shared these two stories “of positive pasts” at a summertime Cozy Shabbat from her many years of practice:

1) She had a religious patient in his 80’s who basically stopped talking. He lived with his

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The Money in the Honey (and Adhesive Judaism)

“The Money in the Honey” is a story told about young David is King Saul’s court. There’s a children’s book by this name, retelling this story, written and illustrated by Aidel Backman.

Back in ancient Israel, long before banks, a … Read the rest

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Tisha B’Av has Two Sides to it!

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Years ago, Rabbi Israel Rubin wrote this creative article about the two sides of Tisha B’Av based on a Talmudic story at the end of tractate Makkot. It was first published in the local “Jewish World” Newspaper (link is to … Read the rest

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Gardening and Exercising Life Lessons by the Cheins

Rabbi Zalman and Rochel Chein of Binghamton Chabad were visiting with us this summertime Shabbos and shared these life messages on Friday Night.

Rabbi Zalman – on Exercise: 

This week I got back onto the treadmill. You pick up speed, … Read the rest

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Putting the Brick Back on the Table

In December 2013 the Fast of the Tenth of Tevet (which commemorates the siege around Jerusalem that led to its destruction) fell on Friday, the eve of Shabbat. That Friday Night we put red bricks on each of the tables, … Read the rest

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Celebrating Destruction

THE THREE WEEKS

The Period of the Three Weeks between the fast days 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av is a time of semi-mourning for the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the start of the long Jewish Diaspora. Traditionally, … Read the rest

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91st & Broadway, The Greystone Hotel!

I was rushing from the 96 StrGreystoneHotel2eet subway station towards the Young Israel of the Upper West Side on Broadway and 91st to make it to a Friday morning Bris of an alumn baby, when I looked up and … Read the rest

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Why sing joyously about Hitting the Rock?

In the beginning of the Jews sojourn in the Wilderness G-d told Moses to hit a certain rock, and out came water. That source of water lasted for most of the forty years until Miriam passed away, because that miraculous … Read the rest

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Rebbe, a Korach Rashi and Waldo

This Lubavitcher Rebbe’s yartzeit (anniversary of passing) falls this year (5775 / 2015) on Shabbat, when we read Parshat Korach, the story of Korach’s rebellion against Moshe’s leadership in the wilderness. The Rebbe has an in-depth insight to one of … Read the rest

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