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Rabbi Avraham Edelstein
The following is based on an article by Sergio DellaPergola in the American Jewish Year Book, 2019 as well as the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research. (DellaPergola was also a co-author of that study.) In 2019, the Core Jewish population estimate of global Jewry was 14,707,400, an increase of 100,000 over 2018. The Jewish population is expanding... Read more » (Read More)
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
Each year on Simchas Torah, the current cycle of Torah reading concludes while also beginning anew on that same date. The stated reason for this minhag stems from the idea that on Simchas Torah we display our strong feelings of love and commitment to the Torah. It is therefore only appropriate for us to use... Read more » (Read More)

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Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
The first in a series on Biblical leaders. Contemporary society has increasingly come to think of leaders as well-positioned people with strong connections, possessing such qualities as power, charisma and wealth.[1] Rarely is much consideration given to their character and deeds, not to mention the impact that they make on those around them. Walk into... Read more » (Read More)
Avraham Lewis
What can you do in 5781 to make your leadership efforts make more of an impact? Having clarity and the plan to get there will kick start you into the new year with a fired-up focus, resolve and drive. To get you started, take my short challenge quiz below. You’ll get insight that will boost your personal... Read more » (Read More)
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