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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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Why the ZEN Atrium is great space for #UAlbanyShabbat360

#ualbanyShabbat360 2017 will be held on Friday night March 3rd, 2017 in the glass-atrium of the CNSE Nanotech ZEN Building. See this Shabbat 360 2017 link for more details on tshirt signup, walking groups, and more! 

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Private & Public Growth

One of the big things in the news this week was the confirmation hearings and public debate over Trump’s controversial Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. Intense discussion of her qualifications, educational background, personal wealth and political contributions, opinions on education … Read the rest

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So help me G-d!

You may know this line from official oaths of office. It’s also the opening line and theme of a heartfelt Sephardic melody that was adopted by Chabad.

“Azreini Ey-l Chai Lehachniyah et Yetzer Hamefateh Hameiriah…”

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