I have been asked by alumni to provide my thoughts on the current situation, both from a practical as well as “spiritual” perspective. From a practical perspective, the response is simple. Follow all guidelines and restrictions of the health services. This is necessary both to protect yourself and

We know that the four cups of wine are כנגד ד' לשונות דגאולה, they represent the four expressions of redemption mentioned in the Torah. However, the חיד"א reveals another layer of meaning to these cups. The Pasuk says that were supposed to be in מצרים for 430 years, yet the מדרש tells us that

“It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.” -Barbara Kingsolver  A few years ago, I had the privilege of going away on vacation with a number of people in my family.  After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we sat outside our cabins joking, snacking and playing games.

A section from today’s newspaper: “… The arrival of the coronavirus has rapidly raised anxiety levels among New Yorkers, many of whom spend their days in close quarters in office and residential buildings, on crowded sidewalks and in packed subway cars.”

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