UPCOMING EVENTS

The Founder of TraditionNational

There are rituals that you may observe being performed by fellow Jews and wonder, ”Why are they doing that?” If asked, some may respond by simply saying, “Tradition.” In all likelihood there’s probably more to it than that, but it…

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KindnessNational

A few months ago, a student of mine approached me with an interesting philosophical question. She shared with me that she gets great pleasure and enjoyment from performing acts of chessed and kindness to others. She feels guilty, however, that…

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CustomsNational

A common custom at Jewish weddings is the bedeken, or covering in Yiddish. The groom places the veil on his bride’s face before they both are escorted to the chuppah, the wedding ceremony. The origin of this custom is found…

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Coming Down Without Falling DownNational

Sometimes, in life, it all comes down to timing.  Whether it’s sliding into your seat before the bell rings, closing a deal minutes before the start of a holiday weekend, or making it home just in time to see your…

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