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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Indifference Makes No Difference

In Morah Eta’s class, we just finished reading The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal. This book is about a Jewish man named Simon whose story began at a concentration camp. He somehow ended up at a German hospital where he was led by a nurse to a dying Nazi soldier. This soldier told Simon his story … Continue reading »

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Purim: A Serious, but Joyous Occasion

When you think of fun gift baskets that are filled with candy, you wouldn’t associate that mitzvah with another mitzvah on Purim that involves giving to the poor, right? Well think again. The mitzvah I am talking about that involves gift baskets is called Mishloach Manot. This mitzvah basically tells you to prepare a gift … Continue reading »

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Hunger of the Soul

In the Haggadah, a paragraph called הא לחמא עניא states: Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in need come and make Pesach. In many ways, this reflects some of my experiences on mitzvah trips at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School and even some of my experiences from driving down a highway … Continue reading »

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