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 a 10 year old public school student, whom I tutor, why God created non-kosher animals as well. Please help! Thank you!! AskTheRabbi.org answered: I think that you should your student [...]
Join us on February 22, 2017 for the New Generation of Leaders - Brownstone Signature Event. The event supports The Brownstone Experience – a vibrant, cultural, educational, and social center for young Jews to gather, explore ideas, create community, and grow spiritually and intellectually. Register online
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Rabbi Becher explains how Moses managed to see the burning bush, but when Rabbi Becher was a student in Yeshiva, he didn't notice the answer to his question on the Gemorah. View this video directly on Vimeo.
Every day, the Brownstone is home to young Jews who seek meaningful ways to become involved in Jewish life. Whether the person’s interest is strengthening Jewish identity […]
We just celebrated Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the month of Ellul with special prayers and we began blowing the shofar every day and reciting Psalm 27 as an addition to our prayers. The concepts and lessons contained in the Jewish calendar are so central to our belief that it is necessary to teach [...]
In memory of the three boys. View this video directly on Vimeo
There is a custom to begin sounding the shofar in the synagogue a month before Rosh Hashanah, the New Year. The idea is that we have to start the process of change well before Rosh Hashanah to avoid a last minute, panicked rush. During the month before Rosh Hashanah, known as Elul, the shofar is [...]
It's bad news for any homeowner whose house is declared condemned due to a tzaraas affliction. But as the walls come tumbling down, there is a surprise silver lining to the story. What is it, and why? View this video directly on Vimeo.
Gateways Pesach 2014 Retreat will be held at the Hilton in Stamford, Connecticut, from Monday April 14th to Tuesday April 22nd 2014. Our Nightly Entertainment is always an experience not to be missed. Wednesday night, 1st night Chol Hamoed features Simcha Leiner. Simcha Leiner has taken the Jewish Music scene by storm and is currently [...]