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In loving memory of Menachem Mendel and Shaindel Tabacinic
Dedicated by Moris and Lillian Tabacinic
May 4 • Nissan 26, 5776 • Acharei
We seek specialness. Everything else just is, and as such, is unworthy of our energy or attention. But is that how we really are? Or is there another, perhaps deeper, self that thrives on routine and...
I once brought a friend over for a Shabbat meal at Bubby’s house. Had I realized my friend was a picky eater, I might have chosen to bring along a different guest, or at least warn my friend of my...
Why do we count up to Shavuot during the Omer instead of counting down? Isn’t it a countdown from Passover to Shavuot?
Why can we say that biblical tragedies were punishments, yet contemporary ones are “the mysterious way of G-d”? Have today’s rabbis changed their perception of G-d to fit what’s politically...
For thousands of years people have looked at the zodiac for direction. But while these signs have power, the constellations are controlled by G-d, who can decide to bypass their predictions.
Once I was hooked on raw food, the awful restrictions seemed like a privileged progress towards a higher plane of sensitivity and consciousness—precisely the Jewish view of G-d’s restrictions.
As the Jews counted the days, they weren't simply focused on the number of days that had passed
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