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Vaetchanan 5767 – Pleas and Supplications

July 29, 2007

ואתחנן אל ידוד בעת ההוא לאמר “And I pleaded with the Lord at that time, saying…” At the beginning of this week’s Torah reading, Vaetchanan, Moses is reminding the Jewish people how he pleaded with God, begging to be given the opportunity to come into the Promised Land – all to no avail, or...
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Tisha b'Av in Jerusalem

July 24, 2007
Tisha b'Av in Jerusalem

“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, we also wept, when we remembered Zion.”  …Psalm 137:1 The view at left is a picture of the walls of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount; I took the picture Erev Tisha b’Av, the 9th of Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.  On the...
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Devarim 5767 – go up and possess the land; but what about the inhabitants?

July 19, 2007
Devarim 5767 – go up and possess the land; but what about the inhabitants?

"Behold, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has said to you; fear not, nor be discouraged."  …Deuteronomy 1:21 God commands the Jewish people to "alah," to make aliyah, to "go up" to the land of Israel – and...
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Why I Love Jerusalem…

July 16, 2007
Why I Love Jerusalem…

OK, this is just one example of many of why I love Jerusalem, and why am so delighted to call this amazing city home. We went out to dinner with friends this evening at Eucalyptus, a very interesting restaurant in Jerusalem where the chef, Moshe Basson (scroll down on the link) practices “food archeology,”...
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See the video!

July 12, 2007

Thanks to Rabbi Jason Miller for finding the link to the video mentioned in the welcome home email.  Click here to see it!  Thanks Jason. Rav Baruch Tweet
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Welcome Home!

July 12, 2007
Welcome Home!

And what a welcome home! I might not have felt that emotional on the airplane, but the arrival in Israel was totally amazing, and very emotional. On the flight they processed the paperwork for our teudat zehut, the Israeli citizen identity card – that one thing alone saved us several trips to various offices...
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