Turkey Talk

I was not brought up with Thanksgiving. Guy Fawkes night on November 5th, with bonfires and fireworks, yes, but Thanksgiving, no. In fact my first exposure to this very American holiday was when I was in Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where a group of American students enjoyed the opportunity to invite a Hungarian, South African and […]

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Parshat Yitro- By Yehudis

PARSHAT YITRO- IN HONOR OF RABBI MARC’S FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY: By Yehudis Fishman Fifty is a number deeply connected to the Revelation at Sinai. We count 49 days (it’s coming very soon) between Pesach and Shavuot. So the question jumps out at us, ‘Why stop at 49 and not say an extra special blessing for Shavuot, the fiftieth […]

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Of Goats, Chickens and Memory

As I got up to speak to the smallish crowd gathered in shul on the second day of Shavuot this year, which happened to be Memorial Day, I found myself speaking about the surprising joy I have found in milking goats once a week on Sunday mornings and gathering fresh eggs from our Jewish goat […]

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Sad Day in Israel

Friends, We woke up this morning to such terrible news and I have been feeling sick in my heart all day.  The brutal and viscous terror attack on people finishing their morning prayers, many of them still in their tallit and tefillin, in a Synagogue in a religious neighborhood of Jerusalem, leaves us speechless and […]

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