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Blessing the Children

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Blessing the Children

Question: I read of a custom to bless one’s children on Friday night. Would you please tell me a little more about this practice? Thank [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – The Best of Times, The Word of Times – Sefirat Ha’Omer 5778

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – The Best of Times, The Word of Times – Sefirat Ha’Omer 5778

The period between Pesach and Shavuot consists of a dichotomy of fantastically good events and horrifically bad events. Rabbi Becher puts it all together in [...]

Israel At 70 – As seen by the Gentiles

April 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Israel At 70 – As seen by the Gentiles

Israel’s 70th independence day was just celebrated last week and in a couple of weeks we will be celebrating Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of the [...]

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Why Wine?

April 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Why Wine?

Question: Why does wine have such a significant role in Judaism? AskTheRabbi.org answered: To answer your question, I have to tell you a joke: A [...]

Israel At 70 – in Facts and Numbers

April 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Israel At 70 – in Facts and Numbers

In honor of this week's upcoming celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, a reminder of what the State of Israel has accomplished in 70 [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Israel at 70

April 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Israel at 70

Appreciating the Miracle of the modern State of Israel, 70 years after its founding. View this video directly on Vimeo.

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New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event 2018

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event 2018

Join us on February 15, 2018 for the New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event at Gulliver’s Gate […]

Building a Global Jewish Community in NYC

October 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on Building a Global Jewish Community in NYC

Every day, the Brownstone is home to young Jews who seek meaningful ways to become involved in Jewish life. Whether […]

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Adopt-A-Brick: Building Jewish Unity, Community and Leadership

May 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Adopt-A-Brick: Building Jewish Unity, Community and Leadership

The Brownstone Experience’s New Adopt-A-Brick Campaign will help meet its demand for greater learning initiatives to serve the 50,000 […]

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Harry’s Video Blog – Tone it Down – Shemini 5778

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – Tone it Down – Shemini 5778

How did Moses convince Aaron to assume the role of High Priest? View this video directly on Vimeo

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Question: What is “Holocaust Remembrance Day” and when is it this year? AskTheRabbi.org answered: The official date for “Holocaust Remembrance Day” — “Yom HaShoah” in [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – You are my Witnesses. Yes, YOU! – Pesach 5778

April 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – You are my Witnesses. Yes, YOU! – Pesach 5778

Education should be via dialogue and experiences. That is how we properly transmit Pesach to our children. View this video directly on Vimeo.

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“Count Up”: From Pesach to Shavuot

April 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on “Count Up”: From Pesach to Shavuot

Question: Why is the idea behind the mitzvah to count the days during the seven weeks from Pesach to Shavuot? AskTheRabbi.org answered: When you look [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – Who Kept The Dogs In? – Pesach 5778

March 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – Who Kept The Dogs In? – Pesach 5778

Why do we care whether or not the dogs barked when we left Egypt? Tune in to Harry Rothenberg's video blog to find out! View [...]

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Four Children — Four Generations

March 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Four Children — Four Generations

Question: Rabbi, what is the significance of speaking about the four types of sons (children) at the Passover Seder? Thank you and happy Passover! AskTheRabbi.org [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Pesach is a Lesson in Education – Pesach 5778

March 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Pesach is a Lesson in Education – Pesach 5778

Rabbi Becher discusses the Pesach Seder, and some of the many lessons one can learn from it. View this video directly on Vimeo.

The Festival of Matzos

March 28th, 2018|Comments Off on The Festival of Matzos

The Festival of Matzos Passover is most often referred to in the Torah as Chag HaMatzot, literally the Festival of Matzahs (unleavened bread).30 Clearly, the [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – He’s the Boss – Parshat Tzav (HaGadol) 5778

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – He’s the Boss – Parshat Tzav (HaGadol) 5778

Harry Rothenberg wonders why do we get so distracted when we pray? View this video directly on VIMEO

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Taking out the Ashes, Continuing the Flame – Parshat Tzav 5778

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Taking out the Ashes, Continuing the Flame – Parshat Tzav 5778

Every new day should start out with something from the past day. View this video directly on Vimeo.

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Shabbat before Pesach – Shabbat HaGadol

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Shabbat before Pesach – Shabbat HaGadol

Question: I heard that the Shabbat before Passover is called “The Great Shabbat”. Why is it called this? Thank you. AskTheRabbi.org answered: Actually every Shabbat [...]

Jews are from the Moon, Egyptians are from the Sun

March 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Jews are from the Moon, Egyptians are from the Sun

The first commandment that God gave to the Jewish people in Egypt before the Exodus was to establish the calendar.  In order to understand the [...]

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