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Reflection for Tisha B’av: The solution is so close!

As I sit here on the eve of Tisha B’av – a day which we commemorate as our national day of mourning, a commemoration that we have held for thousands of years – I cannot help but think how painful it is that our national day of mourning is as relevant today as it has […]

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Reflections on The Tragedy

It is with a very heavy heart and overwhelming pain and sorrow that I pen this short relfection about the tragic fate of the 3 kidnapped boys in Israel- Yaakov Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Michael Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach, zichronam l’vracha, who were viciously torn from their families and brutally murdered. There have been many emails […]

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Mother’s Day – The Jewish Way

As I walked through Yorkdale the other night I was struck by the amount of signs reminding me to buy a gift for my mother for this Sunday May 11. I have never been comfortable with the idea that we should only celebrate our moms on Mother’s Day. Like many families, my family does not wait […]

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Israel and Me: A Yom Ha’atzmaut Reflection

Looking back on a wonderful day of our 66th Yom Ha’Atzmaut – 66 years of our modern day miracle – I wanted to send out a quick thought to everyone. There are so many wonderful articles and viral videos out there that celebrate Israel, show the beauty of Israel, describe the holiness of Israel, and […]

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Freedom Without Limits? by Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Looking for some insights to share at your Passover table? Check out the article below. Chag Sameach! The House Team Freedom Without Limits? by Rabbi Benjamin Blech Let my people go” is only half the story. I hate it when people try to put words into my mouth. That’s exactly what happened when I was […]

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Purim: Taking Off your Mask

There are times in life where we feel compelled to wear a mask to cover up who we are. Regardless of whether this is right or wrong, many of us, at some point in our lives, feel like we must do so to “fit in.” This does not only occur on an individual level, but […]

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