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Israeli City Trivia

For our Israel Shabbos Dinner, we did a Israeli City Trivia night, with each table assigned to a different city or town in Israel. Rabbi Mendel read the trivia clues, and that table had to cheer when they realized their Read the rest

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Kosher Signs for College Life

If you’re looking for info about Kosher food at UAlbany, see this page or this info page for prospective students

This post here is an insight and life message we shared on Parshat Shemini (a Torah portion about the … Read the rest

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The Parts of a Couch

Every couch at Shabbos House has a story: it’s history, associated memories, and particular usefulness.  Let me tell you the story of a couch, let’s call it the “Yom HaShoah Couch”. 

Years ago there was this fine well-designed fabric couch … Read the rest

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The Duck at Homewood Suites

This past summer when we did our road-trip to Florida we stayed at the Homewood Suites in Savannah GA on our trip home. It was a leg up from the type of place where we’d usually stay. One thing we … Read the rest

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The Missing Chametz Pieces

A Pounding Heart + A Trembling Soul = A Joyous Passover

by Rabbi Shlomo Galperin

During WWII Holocaust years, many from the Eastern regions fled deep into Soviet Russia to get away from the Nazi onslaught penetrating deeper into Russia … Read the rest

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The Passover Beets Connection

by Rabbi Moishe Denburg

My new Zeide (through marriage to Mushky) Rabbi Shlomo Galperin tells stories of how his family in Tashkent Russia began stockpiling and fermenting beets for Passover starting around Chanukah-time. This year in Albany we didn’t start … Read the rest

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Three Old New Booklets

Here’s the story behind these crumbling old Hebrew booklets. A grounds or maintenance staff person at UAlbany saw them in the trash. He couldn’t read Hebrew but knew enough to know that they probably don’t belong in the garbage. He … Read the rest

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Come One Come All – Shabbaton 2017 Theme

THE SHABBATON THEME!

The theme of this year’s Upstate NY regional Chabad on Campus Shabbaton 2017 is “Come One, Come All!” reflecting the Rebbe’s insight to the names of the two joined Torah portions of this week “Vayakhel-Pekudei” which symbolize … Read the rest

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Moshe Rubin’s Bar Mitzvah Speech

In connection with the “Come One, Come All” theme at the regional Chabad on Campus Upstate NY Shabbaton 2017, held on the anniversary of our son Moshe’s Bar-Mitzvah Parsha of “Vayakhel-Pekudei” here’s the video and text of his speech … Read the rest

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The Rusty Coin

Before we get to the “Rusty Nickel” story, here’s the Shabbos House UAlbany background how it came about – and how it went down:

Years ago, in our first years at Shabbos House, when I still served as Kosher Kitchen Read the rest

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