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Bar Mitzvah in a Bomb Shelter

July 23, 2006
Bar Mitzvah in a Bomb Shelter

I VERY rarely "cross-post" something, which is to say simply post to my blog or send to my email list something I pick up from somewhere else.  I figure everyone gets enough email traffic themselves.  I’m making an exception for the following, which was forwarded to me by Rabbi Mauricio Balter, who is the...
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Aroma Opens New York Branch, But It's NOT Kosher

July 23, 2006
Aroma Opens New York Branch, But It's NOT Kosher

Aroma, one of my favorite coffee chains in Israel, is opening a New York branch.  Click here to read about it. None of the Aroma branches in Israel serves any meat on the menu.  Some have kosher certification, some don’t.  The ones that don’t have certification are because they are open on Shabbat, not...
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Matot Masei 5766 and War in Lebanon

July 21, 2006

On June 25 Hamas terrorists killed 2 IDF soldiers and captured a third, Gilad Shalit. On June 28 the IDF went into Gaza looking for him, and they have been there ever since, not just hunting for Shalit, but also working to destroy the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. Besides freeing Shalit, Israel needs to...
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Reflections on Leaving Israel

July 16, 2006
Reflections on Leaving Israel

I just love this country, and specifically this city of Jerusalem.  I was walking down Ben Yehuda street, the main pedestrian mall, and had quite a conversation with a guy who wants to start a new religion based on the "Gospel According to Judas."  Having once upon a time proposed inventing a new religion...
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Conservative Yeshiva

July 14, 2006
Conservative Yeshiva

I’ve been spending my mornings here in Israel studying at the Conservative Yeshiva, which is part of the Fuchsberg Center on Agron Street in the heart of Jerusalem. The Conservative Yeshiva is doing great. They have over 90 students here at the moment.  The students are all ages…from late 20s to at least 60s,...
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Pinchas 5766

July 13, 2006

The fighting in Gaza and Lebanon has pushed a lot of other things aside in the last few days, but there was something else disturbing in the news here a few days ago. WorldPride is planning to have their annual massive march and demonstration in support of tolerance and gay rights in Jerusalem in...
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