Condolences to Richard Solomon on the passing of his father, Arthur Solomon.    Condolences to Beverley Granat on the passing of her Mother, Marion Granat.    Mazeltov to Barry and Chantal Solomons on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Ricky and Ricci Solomons on the birth of a son    Mazeltov to Cara daughter of Mervyn and Sheva Messias on the occasion of her engagement to Adam Kaye

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DVAR TORAH

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DVAR TORAH by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin   The Torah states:  “And you shall not profane My holy name, rather shall I be sanctified among the Children of Israel; I am the Lord Who sanctifies you.” (Leviticus 22:32). What does this mean? The Rambam, Maimonides, writes in Hilchos Yesodei Torah 5:11: “When a pious Torah scholar […]

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PARASHAT EMOR

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PARASHAT EMOR A Summary    This week’s portion sets forth the standards of purity and perfection for a Cohen; specifies the physical requirements of sacrifices and what is to be done with blemished offerings; proclaims as holidays the Shabbat, Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. It reminds the Jewish people to provide pure […]

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You Talking About Me?

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  You Talking About Me? By Elisha Greenbaum   The Talmud (Erchin 15b) describes the effect of loshon horah (malicious talk) as having a three-way impact: it negatively affects the spiritual state of the one who indulged in the gossip, the listener, and the one spoken about. OK, we can understand how tale bearing, slander and offensive language can […]

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DVAR TORAH

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  DVAR TORAH by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin   The Torah states: “Love your fellow man as yourself, I am the Almighty” (Leviticus 19:18). Why is the commandment to love our fellow human being followed by the words “I am the Almighty”?  The great Rabbi, the Chatam Sofer, clarifies that while the commandment to love our […]

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