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Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
Hot Air Balloon
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” Herman Hesse Yom Kippur, the most serious day of the Jewish calendar, is nearly upon us. As in the past, we will go to shul on erev Yom Kippur to make our final preparations for the awesome day. Printed in the machzor is a tefillah (prayer) that I must (Read More)
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
The home of the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven has been preserved and serves as a museum in Bonn, Germany. One historical gem in the museum is the piano upon which Beethoven composed most of his renowned works. The piano is estimated to be worth more than $50 million and is understandably (Read More)

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Rabbi Michoel Green
Writing Torah
Rabbis and educators have begun the new semester on campus by rolling out eye-opening classes to attract, inspire and educate their students. Among the foundational topics to consider teaching, whether in a class or one-on-one chavrusa, is one raised by the opening words of Parshas Bereishis, “In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.” Bereishis... Read more » (Read More)
Rabbi Michoel Green
On Rosh HaShanah we saw the big picture. We affirmed that God created and guides the universe. We coronated God as King of the world amidst resounding shofar blasts. We identified with both the great deeds of the avot (forefathers) and the dedication of the nascent Jewish nation that followed God into the desert to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai. As we are judged for another (Read More)
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