Category: Rabbi’s Blog


Welcome to Our Brand-Spanking New Website!

So very exciting to post my first blog-post on our new website. Feel free to connect with me via e-mail at TBTRabbiMeeka@templebethtikvahnj.org Woohoo!!! (:-)

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Mother’s Day Wishes

Every year, during the happy celebration of Mother’s Day in our country, many of us get to feel bittersweet emotions, hesitant to address the difficulties of this day. For some of us, this day brings the reminder of barrenness. For…

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How Do We Say “Graduation” in Hebrew?

She’elah (a question): Eich omrim “Graduation” be’Ivrit? (How do we say “graduation” in Hebrew?) Ha’T’shuva (the answer): ka’sheh lim’tzoh milah achat. (It is hard to find a ‘one word’ answer.) In 2004, I finally stood proudly on the stage of…

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Feasting and Silly-Making

In Megilat Esther (scroll of Ester), we read that Purim is a time for “feasting and silly-making,” as well as sending baskets of food (mish’lo’ach m’anot). In addition to reading the whole M’gillah, we are to dress in costumes, poke…

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