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Jul 2, 2018, 11:12 AM
Redemption in a Mighty Jewish Rumpus
The past seventy-two hours have offered an amazing array gifts of comfort and inspiration to this rabbi's heart. No verbal description could possibly do the experience justice. But here goes: I'm at Camp Ramah in Northern California, my third summer...
Jun 21, 2018, 6:04 PM
Soul Doctor Torah – Parshat Chukat
Welcome, once again to the mysteries and depths of our holy Torah: the mysteries of the פרה אדומה Red Heifer, Miriam’s well, the passing on of Aharon HaKohen, the mystery of Moshe Rabbeinu hitting the rock… and there are more and...
Jun 18, 2018, 3:21 AM
Connecting two worlds
Within the world of Torah-observant Jews, it is a shame that we don’t always get along. The Modern-Orthodox/Dati Leumi and the Yeshivish/Chareidi communities don’t necessarily have much interaction, simply due to the different ways we each may interact with...
Jun 11, 2018, 5:36 PM
SummerStage in Central Park and the Folksbiene
Most of us first heard of Daniel Kahn right after the great poet and singer Leonard Cohen died in November 2016. We saw a YouTube video of Kahn, sitting quietly, almost unmoving, wearing a white T-shirt, a vest, a cap,...
Jun 7, 2018, 3:23 PM
Soul Doctor Torah – Parshah Shlach
Everybody asks, why did G-d forgive us for the sin of the Golden Calf and didn't He forgive us for the sin of the spies? In this blog, collected from the teachings of Reb Shlomo who makes a passionate...
Jun 7, 2018, 7:45 AM
Judaism no longer resembles a cold knish
Hasidut gets the credit for shifting many who were only going through the motions to keeping mitzvot with fervor
May 19, 2018, 12:40 AM
Israel vs Europe – Jerusalem and the Eurovision tragedy
"I don't understand why they didn't congratulate us for our win yesterday", I told my friend, Inbar, last Sunday after we left Home Depot. This week was a very special week for a lot of Israelis worldwide. The talented Neta Barzilai...
May 15, 2018, 12:34 PM
Following in the footsteps of the Soul Doctor — Torah and the song of the Soul — Different Events in Jerusalem
This blog will highlight the growing influence of the use of music to connect people to their souls. We will showcase three events, This phenomenon was started and inspired by the Dancing Rabbi – Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. However, as we...
May 13, 2018, 7:19 PM
Israel, You Beautiful Creature
I come from a sporting nation. South African blood runs green and gold each time our cricket players are at the wicket, our rugby players are in a stadium, or our soccer team takes to the field. I have twice lived...
May 5, 2018, 1:25 AM
Concert Review: Static & Ben-El Tavori in New York
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not part of the target audience for Static and Ben-El Tavori. With that in mind, I was very excited to get tickets to the duo’s recent appearance at Queens College in New...