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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” [...]

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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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A Time for Reflection and Hope

July 11th, 2017|Comments Off on A Time for Reflection and Hope

Question: I read that something called “The Three Weeks” is coming soon. What does this mean? I assume it refers to a special time in [...]

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The Tragedies of Tammuz

July 4th, 2017|Comments Off on The Tragedies of Tammuz

Question: Why do we fast on the 17th of Tammuz which is coming up soon? Thanks. AskTheRabbi.org answered: The 17th day of Hebrew month of [...]

To Dwell Alone

July 4th, 2017|Comments Off on To Dwell Alone

They are a nation that dwells alone…” (Numbers 23:9) Most commentaries understand this as a prediction that the Jewish people will not be considered the [...]

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You Don’t Be the Judge

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on You Don’t Be the Judge

Question: I have an ethical dilemma. I saw a good friend pick up an item in a store and walk out with it without paying. [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – Kaddish – Parshat Chukat 5777

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – Kaddish – Parshat Chukat 5777

Harry Rothenberg reminds us that consoling a mourner isn't easy, but it's important. View this video directly on VIMEO

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Incomprehensible Commandments – Parshat Chukat 5777

June 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Incomprehensible Commandments – Parshat Chukat 5777

Rabbi Mordchai Becher discusses the purpose of commandments that we don't understand and their centrality in the Torah. View this video directly on Vimeo.

Tactical Mitzvot

June 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Tactical Mitzvot

A great rabbi once said that it is easier to memorize the entire 21 volumes of the Babylonian Talmud than to change one character trait.  [...]

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Why Do Non-Kosher Animals Exist?

June 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Why Do Non-Kosher Animals Exist?

Question: I’ve heard reasons why we keep kosher, and therefore understand why kosher animals were created. But I have no idea how to explain to [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – Family Ties – Parshat Korach 5777

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – Family Ties – Parshat Korach 5777

Harry Rothenberg wonders what was the real nature of Jacob's prayer concerning Korach. View this video directly on VIMEO

The Prophecy of Moses

June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on The Prophecy of Moses

  In this week’s Torah portion, Korach, the Torah relates the story of the rebellion of Korach against the leadership of Moses and Aaron.  I [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Agent=Jew – Parshat Korach 5777

June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Agent=Jew – Parshat Korach 5777

Rabbi Mordchai Becher explains how this parsha is the source for the concept of "agency" in Jewish law. View this video directly on Vimeo.

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Eating, Blessing and Giving Charity

June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Eating, Blessing and Giving Charity

Question: Hi Rabbi, I’ve started saying “Birkat Hamazon” (Grace after Meals) after eating. I enjoy saying and singing it almost as much as I enjoy [...]