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Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Jewish Geography – Parshat Shoftim 5777

August 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Jewish Geography – Parshat Shoftim 5777

Rabbi Mordchai Becher scores big while playing "Jewish Geography" in Sicily and Italy. View this video directly on Vimeo.

Preparing for the High Holidays

August 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Preparing for the High Holidays

We are beginning the month of Ellul this week, which is the month during which we prepare for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.  One of [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – Bloodthirsty – Parshat Re’eh 5777

August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – Bloodthirsty – Parshat Re’eh 5777

Why does Moses have to admonish the Jewish people to be strong to avoid eating blood? Harry Rothenberg explains. View this video directly on VIMEO

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I Had A Dream

August 14th, 2017|Comments Off on I Had A Dream

Question: What does Judaism say about dreams? AskTheRabbi.org answered: Judaism says a lot about dreams. Jacob dreamt of angels ascending and descending a ladder reaching [...]

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Please Pass the Salt

August 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Please Pass the Salt

Question: I’m Jewish and was invited by a relative for my first Shabbat meal last weekend. It was fun and gave me a lot to [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Stop and Pray – Parshat Eikev 5777

August 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Stop and Pray – Parshat Eikev 5777

Rabbi Mordchai Becher explains how prayer is supposed to be an integral part of our lives, and our way of serving G-d. View this video [...]

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New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event

February 4th, 2017|Comments Off on New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event

Join us on February 22, 2017 for the New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event. The event supports The Brownstone […]

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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The Need for Prayer and the Mitzvah of Prayer

August 6th, 2017|Comments Off on The Need for Prayer and the Mitzvah of Prayer

According to a recent survey, about 86% of Americans say they believe in G-d, while 9 out of 10 Americans claimed to “engage in prayer [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – Faithfully – Parshat Va’etchanan 5777

August 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – Faithfully – Parshat Va’etchanan 5777

Harry Rothenberg shows us why the 10th Commandment is more difficult than ever to keep - but no less important. View this video directly on [...]

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Honesty is the Best Policy

August 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Honesty is the Best Policy

Question: I work for a very small company. My boss wants the company to appear bigger than it is. Therefore he wants me to use [...]

The Ninth of Av

July 30th, 2017|Comments Off on The Ninth of Av

The fast of the Ninth of Av, Tisha B’Av, is the most famous and the most stringent of all the fasts relating to the destruction [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Tragedy to Celebration – Tisha B’Av 5777

July 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Tragedy to Celebration – Tisha B’Av 5777

Rabbi Mordchai Becher explains why Tisha B'Av is such a tragic day, yet how in the future it will become a day of great celebration. [...]

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Tisha B’Av 2017

July 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Tisha B’Av 2017

Question: What is the meaning of “Tisha B’Av” and when is it this year? AskTheRabbi.org answered: Tisha B’Av literally means “The Ninth Day of Av” [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – How to Rebuke – Parshat Devarim 5777

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – How to Rebuke – Parshat Devarim 5777

Rabbi Mordchai Becher shows how we can learn the art of rebuke from Moshe Rabbeinu. View this video directly on Vimeo.

Cause of the Destruction

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Cause of the Destruction

We are in the middle of the three week period of mourning for the destruction of both the first and second Temples and, in general, [...]

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The Candy Truth

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on The Candy Truth

Question: My daughter lied about taking a large amount of candy from the pantry that I had bought for another purpose. She wanted to bring [...]

The Land Of Israel – Parshat Matot-Masei

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on The Land Of Israel – Parshat Matot-Masei

The first commandment God gave to the first Jew was to go to the Land of Israel God spoke to Abraham, and said, “Go for [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – No-Look Pass – Parshat Pinchas 5777

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – No-Look Pass – Parshat Pinchas 5777

Temptation is everywhere. Harry Rothenberg reminds us that we can conquer it. View this video directly on VIMEO

Everlasting Covenant of Peace

July 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Everlasting Covenant of Peace

G-d promised Pinchas that he would have a covenant of peace, and that “his children after him will have the covenant of the priesthood forever” [...]