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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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Mentality and the Book-Movers

There’s a long, long backstory to this, both about who the late Dr. Herman Prins Salomon was, and our relationship with him, as well as how and why 180 large totes of his books and papers in five-plus different languages … Read the rest

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The Handwritten Covid Prayer Letter

We got a page plus of a handwritten letter on a lined notebook page from a woman (whom we do not know) who live a few counties south of us, whose son (age 42 and father of 4) is from … Read the rest

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YK: A Yom Kippur Collection

Below is a selection of posts and materials we’ve shared over the years for Yom Kippur. Some alumni have asked us for these materials, so we’ve collected a good deal of what we have online into one handy & accessible … Read the rest

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The Schach Windfall and the Box Truck

First a little background: The Sukkah has to be covered by cut vegetation – called “Schach” – (that isn’t made yet into something specific). Most of our Sukkah is covered by bamboo mats which fit the halachic requirements for Sukkah Read the rest

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