By Jeff Bicher Whether it is known as Peoplehood, Am Israel or just one really large family, the Jewish People are connected to each other, not limited by any geographical boundaries. When one is in pain, we all feel it. And when one is happy, we all smile. On a whim, a … [Read more...] about Why I Do What I Do
Archives for November 2015
By Rabbi Dena Shaffer There’s an old Hassidic story about a prince who is convinced that he is a rooster, and therefore takes off all his clothes and refuses to eat unless he may do so from underneath the king’s table. After inviting many experts in child rearing (whose advice … [Read more...] about Finding Youth Engagement Under the Table
By Jeannie Gerzon Twenty years since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the flame of his memory still burns for many, including former President Bill Clinton - so much so, he made a special trip to Israel to speak at the annual memorial rally. I was among the thousands of … [Read more...] about The Next 20 Years, Israeli Youth and Rabin’s Legacy
By Yamin Levy He who persuades others to give Tzedaka and inspires them to act thus, his reward is greater than the reward of him who gives himself. Rambam, Hilkhot Matanot Ani’im 10:6 Few things are less popular, universally disliked, disdained and misunderstood as is f … [Read more...] about My Rabbi: The Fundraiser?
Kohelet Yeshiva High School has received the largest gift in its school’s 15 year history. The gift from the Kohelet Foundation consists of $7.5 million of unrestricted funds will help offset the school’s operational expenses over the next five years. An additional $1.1 million ha … [Read more...] about Kohelet Yeshiva High School Receives $8.6 Million Gift