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Shavuot needs a better press agent

Shavuot—The holiest day that no one has heard of.

 

Everyone knows about Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Everyone knows about Passover. Most know about Sukkot. But Shavuot, which has the same level of importance, simply is not on radars in the same way.  Tell your boss that you’re off …

Yom Yerushalayim

“Har HaBayit BeYadeinu!” - “The Temple Mount is in our hands!”

Motta Gur’s words (at the :20 mark of this video) are among the most important, impactful, and significant in Israel’s short history, announcing the reunification of Jerusalem after our 2,000-year exile. We celebrat…

I Need a Minute

When asked what I do for a living, I usually answer, “I meet.” Once a week I get to write this article, but otherwise, I meet with boards, committees, donors, community leaders, rabbis and other synagogue leaders, recipient agency leaders, local, national, and Israeli colleagues and part…

Missed Opportunity

Were we to be in shul tomorrow morning, we would hear Parshat Emor. And, anyone in the same shul as my son Levi would hear his chanting of the first aliya and the Haftorah, celebrating the eighth anniversary of his bar mitzvah. I would be standing nearby schepping nachas.

While it is not th…