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What happened to the water bottles?

Water Bottles decorated for Yud-Tes Kislev at Shabbos House, as per the Zalman Levine empty vodka bottles story.

Water Bottles decorated for Yud-Tes Kislev at Shabbos House, as per the Zalman Levine empty vodka bottles story.

Disclaimer: The water bottles were just that, water bottles. This was an educational gimmick and is not in any way an endorsement Read the rest

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The Velvel Greene Mincha Story and Sequel

THE ORIGINAL DR. VELVEL GREENE & RABBI MOSHE FELLER MINCHA STORY

The original Dr. Velvel Green & Rabbi Moshe Feller Mincha story happened in the early 1960’s. Rabbi Moshe Feller, a native Minnesotan, returned to town as a Shliach (emissary) … Read the rest

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Jacob was alone, and a man wrestled him…

Many are familiar with the Biblical story of Jacob’s wrestling with the man or angel, on the night before his reunion encounter with Esav. The verse says, “And Jacob remained alone, and a man wrestled him until the morning.”

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A Jacob’s Ladder Paradox

Here are two opposing thoughts about Jacob’s Ladder. Many know the biblical story of Jacob stopping to rest (at what would later be Mount Moriah) and dreaming of a ladder ascending to heaven with angels going up and down.

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Mendel’s Tweets from Chabad Kinus

Rabbi Mendel and Moshe were away for the first weekend of November attending the annual Chabad International Conference, or #Kinus, in Brooklyn, along with thousands of other Chabad Rabbis from all around the world – literally.

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Why Walk for Addiction?

Here’s the short Twitter version: Why #walk4addiction? Symbolizes the long road of #recovery: one step at a time, no #shortcuts, helps to be with others on journey with you.

and for a little more detail:

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Fandom at ComicCon – and in Judaism

by Aaron Weil

This past weekend I attended the New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, and I had a wonderful time.

One thing you notice is there are the many different ways that “fandom” is expressed. There are … Read the rest

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Oops, forgot the lettuce!

We were praying this Shabbat morning when Raizy sent me a message with one of the kids, “Did you buy the lettuce at BJ’s?” No, I didn’t. It wasn’t on the list. On Friday afternoon Raizy sent me out with … Read the rest

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And they walked together…

The Akeida (Binding of Isaac) is one of the most challenging stories of the Bible. It is a central Torah reading on Rosh Hashanah, it poses complex philosophical and theological questions, has been a dramatic artistic visual, and above all … Read the rest

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5 Basketball Lessons

At the Maimonides School I work with the students in preparing a weekly newsletter titled “MC – Maimonides Community”. A new feature this year is “High-5” each week students choose 5 key points about a certain subject.

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