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The Power of Dance

The Power of Dance

The Power of DanceThe Power of Dance   Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, who served as Chief Rabbi of Yamit and founded the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, related this story from 1973, when he was a student at Mercaz HaRav and was...

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The Spirituality of Song

The Spirituality of Song

The Spirituality of SongThe Spirituality of Song Ha'azinu (Deuteronomy 32) by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks  With Haazinu we climb to one of the peaks of Jewish spirituality. For a month Moses had taught the people. He had...

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Dvar Torah

Dvar Torah

Dvar TorahDvar TorahWhat is The Meaning of the Arbah Minim? The Torah tells us in Leviticus 23:40 a special commandments for Sukkot -- to take the arbah minim, the Four Species (etrog, lulav, hadassim, and aravot). We...

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Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy

Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy

Ha'azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:51Ha'azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:51 The Torah portion is a song, a poem taught to the Jewish people by Moshe. It recounts the trials and tribulations of the Jewish people during the 40...

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ROSH HASHANAH

ROSH HASHANAH

ROSH HASHANAHHOW TO MAKE YOUR SYNAGOGUE EXPERIENCEMORE MEANINGFUL 1) Five minutes of prayer said with understanding, feeling, and a personal connection to the words and their significance means far more than five hours...

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Parashat Nitzavim: A Summary

Parashat Nitzavim: A Summary

Parashat Nitzavim: A Summary Parashat Nitzavim: A Summary On the day of Moshe's death he assembles the whole Jewish people and creates a Covenant confirming the Jewish people as the Almighty's Chosen People...

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6 Rosh Hashanah Customs at Home

6 Rosh Hashanah Customs at Home

6 Rosh Hashanah Customs at Home by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller6 Rosh Hashanah Customs at Home by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller   Rosh Hashanah is a majestic holiday and much of its power comes from grand experiences of communal...

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2020 Sandton Shul Batmitzvah Ceremony