Category: Special Events

Sinai’s Big Bang

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An unparalleled boom of spiritual light and energy. by Rabbi Shraga Simmons Imagine living in pre-biblical times, when prevalent values included infanticide, human sacrifice and idol worship. It was a largely chaotic human landscape, devoid of moral anchor, where “might…

King David’s Heart

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Life’s difficult challenges aren’t interruptions. They’re what we need to compose our unique song. by Batya Burd It is no coincidence that Shavuot, the anniversary of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, is the yahrzeit of King David.…

The Passover time machine

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Passover is not just a time of remembering, it’s a time of re-experiencing. by Rabbi Gidon Rothstein Early in the Passover Seder, we point at the matzah and say “this is the bread of our affliction.” It is the poor…