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Chapped Skin and Washing

As the weather gets colder one of the things that I have been thinking of is chapped skin. Yes, my hands get very rough and chapped.  I use a hand cream on them, but, when I put on my tie I can actually feel the fabric catching on my skin!  I cannot help thinking that [...]

By | 2017-11-26T11:05:02+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on Chapped Skin and Washing

Cellphones are Fantastic – For 6 days

I did a lot of traveling over summer – I was in Israel, Vietnam, Thailand, Sicily and Southern Italy.  It was incredibly helpful and convenient to my phone with me.  I was able to be in contact with the other people in the group with whom I was traveling; I was able to be in [...]

By | 2017-11-21T15:46:15+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on Cellphones are Fantastic – For 6 days

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Prayer = Rest = Soul – Parshat Chayei Sarah 5778

The words "prayer", "rest" and "soul" all share the same word in Hebrew. Rabbi Mordechai Becher examines why this is so, and what is the deeper meaning of the connection between these words. View this video directly on Vimeo.

By | 2017-11-06T00:59:38+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Rabbi Becher's VLOG|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Prayer = Rest = Soul – Parshat Chayei Sarah 5778

The First Jewish Burial

This week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah, relates the details of the first Jewish burial, that of our Matriarch, Sarah. I felt that it would be appropriate to address the subject of burial and the treatment of the body in this week’s essay. The human body is the vehicle that God has given the soul in [...]

By | 2017-11-06T13:55:00+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on The First Jewish Burial

Sinai, Every Week

Now that we have transitioned from the month of Tishrei, full of festivals and special days and prayers, we arrive at MarCheshvan, a month completely devoid of any festivals or special days. I think that during this time it is worthwhile to focus on our regular, daily prayers and their significance. During the morning service [...]

By | 2017-10-29T14:34:18+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on Sinai, Every Week

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Vlog: Seeing the Good – by Being Good – Parshat Vayeira 5778

Rabbi Mordechai Becher looks at Abraham the Patriarch and the City of Sodom, and then at Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, and concludes that one should see the good by being good. View this video directly on Vimeo.

By | 2017-10-29T14:29:04+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Rabbi Becher's VLOG|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Vlog: Seeing the Good – by Being Good – Parshat Vayeira 5778