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Dingaling Hotline Avot Chapter 4 Summer 5774

The Dingaling Hotline is a Shabbos House special for the long Shabbos days between Passover and Rosh Hashanah. Each week we study one chapter of “Ethics of our Fathers” (as is traditional) in this unique fashion. Everyone participating gets a Read the rest

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Comfort that speaks to my heart

by Ben Z.

This Shabbos is known as “Nachamu” the Shabbos of Comfort, coming after the 3 Weeks, the 9 Days and Tisha B’Av. The Haftorah opens with the words, “Nachamu Nachamu Ami…” which means: be doubly comforted, my people…… Read the rest

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Guests Share on Friday Night Nachamu 5774

This Shabbat (Aug 8-9), the last Cozy-Shabbat of Summer 2014, we had the pleasure of many guest families, mostly from Toronto but also from NJ and Monsey, especially three alumni couples from the years 2001-2. On Friday Night, a number Read the rest

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My Favorite Eicha Lamentations Verses

Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, is read each year in the synagogue on the Fast of the Ninth of Av, the saddest day of the Jewish calendar. It’s a sad read, speaks of the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem … Read the rest

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Real Estate (& Life) Advice

RealEstateAdviceI saw this piece at the end of a “Times-Union” article in the real-estate section, but its really applicable in every area of life, including spiritual growth and personal development.

The “Times-Union” article by Kate Seckinger is about improvements you … Read the rest

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3 Weeks in July 2014

“The Three Weeks” is a period of Jewish semi-mourning when we remember the loss of the Jeruasalem Temples and our national exile. It begins with the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz (this year on Tuesday July 15th) and ends … Read the rest

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People Change

I have a specific memory from around a dozen or fifteen years back, walking up towards Dutch Quad, when I stopped by a picnic table chained to a tree where two students were having a political argument about Israel. Both … Read the rest

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Shared at SH, July 11th 2014

Here is some tdibits of what people shared on Friday Night Cozy-Shabbat Parshas Pinchas, July 11th, 2014:

“I’ve been doing some painting of a room this week. House-Painting is harder that most might expect. It also gives you time to … Read the rest

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War of Words

by Rafael C.

This week is the anniversary of my Bar-Mitzvah Parsha, more than a decade ago. The speech I said then remains just as relevant today as it was then. Thanks to Rabbi Silton for giving me the idea … Read the rest

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Balak & Bilaam’s Perspective

by Shaun Z. (Class of 2001)

Shaun Z. (Class of 2001) came back with his wife Michelle and two kids for a summer Shabbos at Shabbos House. Back in the day, Shaun was always up for a Dvar Torah, sharing Read the rest

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