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We read the Book of Ruth on Chag HaShavuot.  At first glance it seems like a strange choice.  The storyline of Rut has little or nothing to do with Revelation and standing at Sinia, the main theme of the holiday.  What is the reason why the Rabbis

Oro Shel Adam Campaign link

https://www.causematch.com/en/projects/orosheladam-2018/ Give New Olim to Israel the Gifts of Torah Learning, Practical Guidance, and Support No Matter What they Need This cause is so important that a group of generous donors has agreed to match each and every dollar you donate to this campaign. That’s DOUBLE the

The Holiness of the Land

Yom Haatzmaut runs straight (at least ה’ אייר does) into Parshiyot Acharai Mot/Kedoshim that we will be reading this Shabbot.  What is the significance of reading these two Torah portions immediately following our celebration of Yom Haatzmaut? The overall theme of Acharai Mot and that of Kedoshim

Israel – Our Treasure

The focus of the third week of the Omer is the attribute of Tiferet.  Commonly translated as splendor or harmony, this midda is personified by Yaakov Avinu.  Yaakov was the “bachir haAvot” or the select individual among our exalted Avot.  He attained this status because he was

Making Seder of the Seder – Part II

After the first two cycles of questions, presenting the “gnut” or humiliation of the Exodus story, completed each time with praise of Hashem, discussed in Part I, we then come to “.והיא שעמדה” What role does והיא שעמדה play at this point? If you look closely at

Making Seder of the Seder

There has been more literature written about the Haggadah than any other Jewish text.  As much attention as the Seder receives, nonetheless, basic ideas of the overall structure of the Haggadah, specifically Maggid, remain unknown by many.  Based on the approach of Rav Reuven Taragin (a Rebbe

Get to Know Geva Binyamin BBQ

The doors are open and we might as well start burning the chametz. We’re hosting a Barbecue and open-house next Monday, March 12, so you can meet the people, learn with the staff and get to know the beauty of Geva Binyamin – Adam. Located in the

Purim in Adam: the 14th or the 15th of Adar?

Living in modern day, continuously expanding State of Israel creates interesting practical questions in Jewish law. Nine out of the twelve years that we have been married, the Miller Family has lived on the outskirts of Yerushalayim.  Places like Mevasseret Tzion, where we spent our first four

Biblical Figures Exemplifying True Leadership

What does it take to be a Jewish leader? Parshat Titzaveh usually falls out the shabbot before Purim.  What is the connection between the two? How does Titzaveh help prepare us for Purim? Parshat Titzaveh is the only parsha in the Torah (from Moshe’s birth in P’