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A Jew in Bangkok

11/10/2020 07:55:26 PM

Nov10

Iris Lav

Sharsheret's What's Jewish About Breast Cancer ?

10/27/2020 07:53:51 PM

Oct27

Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael pt. 4

10/18/2020 11:00:41 AM

Oct18

Rabbi Landman

Anti-Racism  & The Jewish Community  with Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky - Part 1 

10/06/2020 07:18:26 PM

Oct6

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, JCRC

 Kol Nidre 5781

09/29/2020 07:20:44 PM

Sep29

Selichot 2020

09/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep17

APOLOGY, FORGIVING AND TESHUVAH

09/13/2020 10:32:12 AM

Sep13

Clifford S. Fishman

 
I. APOLOGY AND FORGIVING IN POPULAR CULTURE 
In Erich Segal’s best-selling novel Love Story (1970), and in the movie made from the novel, Oliver apologizes to Jennifer for losing his temper; Jennifer replies: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Do you agree?
 
II. APOLOGY AND ATONEMENT
Rebbe Eliezer taught:  “Repent one day before your death.” Pirkei Avot 2:15.
 
III. TO WHOM SHOULD WE APOLOGIZE AND ATONE?
1,  Clearly a person (“X”) is required to apologize and atone to those whom X knows he or she has wronged or hurt.
2. Some halakhic authorities recommend that a person apologize to all his or her friends, relatives, associates, etc., before Yom Kippur, just in case he or she has hurt or wronged someone unknowingly. (Rema 606:2; Arukh Hashulhan, 4).  Is doing this via a mass email or Facebook message halakhically permissible? If permissible, is it wise?   Have you sent or received such an email or Facebook posting? If so, what was your reaction?  What reaction did you receive?
3. You have wronged a person in a serious and significant way. Is it ever appropriate not to apologize? If so, what should you nevertheless attempt to do?

 

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What's at Stake? Parashat Ki Tetze

08/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aug27

Shamai Leibowitz

Rabbi Landman on Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael (part 3)

08/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aug24

Rabbi Landman

Journey Back in Time to the City of David

08/12/2020 09:24:32 AM

Aug12

Operation Moses & Princeton Lyman

08/11/2020 09:05:40 PM

Aug11

Dave Sloan

Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael pt. 2

08/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aug2

Rabbi Reuben Landman

Rabbi Suson on Tisha B'Av

07/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul29

Parashat Devarim

07/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul24

Shamai Leibowitz

Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael

07/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul19

Rabbi Reuben Landman

Parashat Matot-Masei

07/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul16

Shamai Leibowitz

How do you say Corona in Hebrew?

07/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul14

Shira Leibowitz Schmidt

Jews in the Civil War

06/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jun30

Dr. Jon Willen

Did the Story of the Wood Gatherer Violate the Rule of Law?

06/19/2020 10:55:44 AM

Jun19

Shamai Leibowitz

Rabbi Suson on the 2020 Census & Parashat Bamidbar

05/22/2020 03:12:10 PM

May22

Rabbi Suson

Shavua Tov!

05/16/2020 10:25:20 PM

May16

Shamai Discusses Parashat Bhar-Bechukotai

05/15/2020 01:00:53 PM

May15

Shamai Leibowitz

A Parasha of Quarantine and Isolation : Torah Reading Tazria-Metzora

04/24/2020 11:42:34 AM

Apr24

Shamai Leibowitz

Parashat Tazria-Metzora 5780

04/24/2020 11:08:38 AM

Apr24

Communicating in Close Quarters : Parashat Shemini 5780

04/17/2020 02:53:05 PM

Apr17

Rabbi Suson

A Preventable Death? Torah reading Parashat Shemini

04/17/2020 02:52:39 PM

Apr17

Shamai Leibowitz

Let the Light In - Parashat Noach 5780

11/01/2019 01:14:25 PM

Nov1

Rabbi Suson

Yom Kippur 5780

10/08/2019 11:38:21 AM

Oct8

Rabbi Suson

The Kitchener Camp: When Britain Welcomed 4,000 German Jews

07/02/2019 12:42:53 PM

Jul2

Linda Topping Streitfeld

Irmgard Brill was pregnant with her first child, and she was terrified. Nazis had burned down the synagogue, violence reigned in the streets, and she and her husband Walter had been forced to hide in the home of a friend. After years of increasing abuse and discrimination against Jews in Germany, this horrific night focused their dilemma. Irmgard must have wondered if they should stay in their hometown of Munich, Germany. And if not, how could they manage to get out?

Nov. 9, 1938 became known as Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when Nazis looted and destroyed synagogues and Jewish businesses across the country. Dozens of Jews were killed, and thousands of Jewish men were arrested and imprisoned.

A short time later, Nazi police came for Walter Brill. He was sent to Dachau, one of Hitler’s German internment camps, where prisoners were starved, humiliated, tortured and literally worked to death.

This story might have ended there, one more tragedy among the 6 million, but for an extraordinary effort that was taking shape across the English Channel. A resourceful and well-connected group was working feverishly to create a safe space near the town of Sandwich, England, for Jewish men who were at risk from the Nazi regime — men like Walter.

The fascinating tale of the Kitchener Camp has remained almost unknown for eight decades.

But now, another resourceful group has revived its memory and engaged dozens of descendants. In cluttered attics, dusty boxes and German postcards, “Kitchener kids” are finding their own connections to a spare collection of wooden huts near the southeast coast of England, where, in less than two years, 4,000 men were rescued.

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Rabbi and Kids Prepare for Passover Seder

04/19/2019 11:01:58 AM

Apr19

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