Condolence on the passing of Aron Blou father of Michelle Maserow    Condolences on the passing of Berenice Katz mother of David Katz.     Condolences on the passing of Sylvia Bietz mother of Michelle (Shelley) Bloch.    Condolences on the passing of Renee Krost sister of Jeff Lipshitz.

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Dvar Torah

Dvar Torah

Dvar TorahDvar Torahbased on Growth Through Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin The Torah states, "And the earth was desolate and void, and darkness was upon the waters ... and the Almighty said, 'Let there be light' and there...

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Bereishit

Bereishit

Bereishit, Genesis 1:1 - 6:8Bereishit, Genesis 1:1 - 6:8 The Five Books of Moses begins with the Six Days of Creation, the Shabbat, the story of the Garden of Eden -- the first transgression, consequences and expulsion;...

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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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2020 Sandton Shul Batmitzvah Ceremony