Category: Rabbi’s Blog


Mother’s Day Wishes

From the Rabbi’s Blog…

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…

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How Do We Say “Graduation” in Hebrew?

From the Rabbi’s Blog…

In 2004, I finally stood proudly on the stage of San Jose State University to accept my Cum Laude Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Very few people knew this was my first experience with such a wonderfully orchestrated, official, yet emotional (and long!) ceremony. Here is a “shocker:” As an Israeli, I never had experienced an American-style “Graduation,” and I honestly didn’t know what to expect…

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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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