Lawrence Bernstein (name changed) was born to Holocaust survivors in the East Tremont Section of the Bronx in 1951; the family davened by Rabbi Moshe Bick Zt”l on East 169th Street. Lawrence knocked on my door on Erev Pesach minutes before I was about to sell the Chometz. Larry was obviously a not-a-regular and I had no time on such a busy day to ‘chap a schmooze’. He said he was here to “sell me his hoometz."
The Beit Knesset (synagogue) is the focal point of Jewish communal life. It is the home of God, a place of prayer and study where we can connect to Him. It is described as a Miniature Temple, a Mikdash Me’at. When the Jews received the Torah at Har Sinai, God revealed Himself to them in... Read more »
Prayer provides every person with the profound ability to communicate with God. It is our opportunity to talk to God, to express our joys and frustrations and put forward our wishes. Moreover, prayer is a powerful means for personal introspection as well as contemplation of the world. This class will explore the profound nature of... Read more »