Pesach Words of Torah By: Steve Kirschenbaum Rav Hutner in the Pachad Yitzchak explains when Moshe Rabbeinu realized that Jews were going to reveal to Pharaoh that he had killed a Mitzri, he said in Shemos 2:14 ‘achein nodeh ha’davar,’ which by its simple meaning means the fact that I killed a Mitzri is known. But in a deeper sense as the Medrash says and Rashi alludes to briefly, Moshe was saying now I understand […]Read More
The Never-Ending Story Who doesn’t love a great story…the rise of the unlikely hero who we come to love, the fall of the narcissistic villain who we come to despise, the seemingly insurmountable obstacles and challenges, the unexpected twists and turns, and the ultimate resolution and climax! This may be why Passover has become a family favorite holiday for Jews from all walks of life. After all, the primary Mitzvah of Passover is to gather […]Read More
Free To Be by: Rabbi Robbie Tombosky Not long ago, my filmmaker wife invited me to join her as a ‘plus-one’ to a Hollywood event where a noted Self-help Guru would be presenting her secret formula for manifesting freedom in our lives! I must confess, my most memorable experiences have always been a result of being my wife’s plus-one, so I was pretty enthusiastic about the evening ahead. The timing was perfect too! It was […]Read More
Get back your Pre-Pesach Body in 3 Easy Steps The extra 5 pounds you gained over the holiday unknowingly answers a lot about your program. How good was the chef? Did you get sick? How far was the walk from your room to the food? It’s a good time to cleanse your body of all the extra sugars and red meats you indulged in…the good news is, we have a built-in daily reminder count-down to […]Read More
Pesach Program First Impressions First impressions aren’t everything, but they definitely play a critical role in setting the tone.I’ll never forget one year, upon arrival we were greeted personally by the program owner, with prefilled glasses of wine as we stepped off the bus from the airport. Our luggage was briskly whisked away and taken to our rooms before we even had a chance to look around. That extra touch of subliminal messaging… “your relaxation […]Read More
Splitting of the Red Sea: Mothers and Song Rabbi Elchanan Shoff Then Moshe and the people of Israel sang this song to Hashem… Shemos 15:1 “In congregations bless God, Hashem, from the womb of Israel.” Rabbi Meir used to say that, from this verse, we can see that even the fetuses in the wombs of their mothers sang the song to God at the sea. Aside from the challenge of understanding how a fetus, in […]Read More
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