Monthly Archive: July 2012

Shabbat or Tisha B’Av?

Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. A day of mourning. A day to memorialize the myriad of tragic events and persecutions throughout Jewish history and even to today. Yet, this year the 9th of Av falls on Saturday, July 28th…on the joyous day of rest, shabbat! So, …

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The Answer to Your Prayers


Here’s the first email that greeted me this morning: Mrs. Rachel Weinstein – Hi, Hello. Please, take me off your sending e-mail list. I thought it was a simple prayer request… I want you to know that I donated to an orphanage in Jerusalem, Israel a couple of years back…I never got my blessing at …

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Giving the Gift of Summer


If you’ve ever wondered about the psychological difference between boys and girls, simply visit their summer camps on the last day of the season. As buses are loaded for their return trip home, girls huddle in tearful groups, fully expressing the immense despair of being ripped away from the new friends and way of life …

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