A Deeper Look at Brit Milah

by Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt, Dallas Area Torah Association Milah (circumcision) is one of the most unique mitzvahs in Judaism. It is a mitzvah that has endured throughout the world, in almost all Jewish families, from the most to the least observant. The milah procedure is performed when

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A Deeper Look at Brit Milah

by Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt, Dallas Area Torah Association Milah (circumcision) is one of the most unique mitzvahs in Judaism. It is a mitzvah that has endured throughout the world, in almost all Jewish families, from the most to the least observant. The milah procedure is performed when

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Avraham and Circumcision

Breishit 15  Avraham and Circumcision: Why the Jews Part 2 Ask: Did you have your son circumcised? (or, when you do have children, do you plan to have your son circumcised?)  Most people will answer yes. Ask: Why? (Very few people will have a worked out answer) There are some very

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Bar Mitzvah Gift Ideas

I have given nice silver and wood tzedaka boxes to a few kids who really like them and the parents told me it was the most appreciated gift the kid got. Rabbi Akiva Tatz has something called “The Thinking Jewish Teenagers guide to life”, and it’s really

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Bar/Bat Mitzva

Bar/Bat Mitzvah …. Lisa N. marked her [Bas Mitzvah] with a Titanic theme party in Pittsburgh, Pa. According to the Associated Press, the ballroom in one of the city’s fanciest hotels was transformed into the luxury liner with 12-foot steaming smokestacks at the buffet table, phosphorescent artificial icebergs, crystal candelabras

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Bar/Bat Mitzva

…. Lisa N. marked her [Bas Mitzvah] with a Titanic theme party in Pittsburgh, Pa. According to the Associated Press, the ballroom in one of the city’s fanciest hotels was transformed into the luxury liner with 12-foot steaming smokestacks at the buffet table, phosphorescent artificial icebergs, crystal candelabras and replicas

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Author: Rabbi Ahron Hoch What is Bar/Bat Mitzvah? One of the most puzzling things regarding Bar and Bat Mitzvah is the complete misunderstanding of what it’s all about.  If you ask most people, they will say the most important thing is the reading of the Torah on the

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Author: Rabbi Ahron Hoch What is Bar/Bat Mitzvah? One of the most puzzling things regarding Bar and Bat Mitzvah is the complete misunderstanding of what it’s all about.  If you ask most people, they will say the most important thing is the reading of the Torah on the

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Bris

Q & A: WHAT IS BRIS MILA AND WHAT IS ITS SIGNIFICANCE? The Almighty commanded Abraham, “… My covenant you shall keep — you and your descendants after you for all generations. This is my covenant which you shall keep between Me and you and your descendants

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Bris

Q & A: WHAT IS BRIS MILA AND WHAT IS ITS SIGNIFICANCE? The Almighty commanded Abraham, “… My covenant you shall keep — you and your descendants after you for all generations. This is my covenant which you shall keep between Me and you and your descendants

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Brit Milah

Each morning at dawn, the Germans would lead us out of the camp for a day of hard labor that ended only at nightfall. Each pair of workers was given a huge saw and expected to cut its quota of logs. Because of the horrendous conditions in

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Chanukah – Perfectly Imperfect

Chanukah is one of the most observed of all the Jewish festivals – everyone enjoys lighting pretty menorahs and eating lots of doughnuts!  But beneath the enjoyable remembrance of how the Hasmoneans defeated the powerful Greek army lies a fundamental ideological battle, one that still rages today.  These two

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Death Mourning

Mourning[1] The address was right but was I at the right house? There were many cars parked in front, people hanging out on the porch joking around, with a drink in one hand and a plate of pastries in the other. It was very loud. ‘Nice party’,

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Health Benefits Of Circumcision

Author: PEDIATRICS Vol. 118 No. 5 November 2006 Source: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/118/5/1971 Abstract: Circumcision Status and Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infection in Young Adult Males: An Analysis of a Longitudinal Birth Cohort David M. Fergusson, PhD, Joseph M. Boden, PhD and L. John Horwood, MSc Christchurch Health and Development Study,

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Health Benifits Of Circumsion

Author: PEDIATRICS Vol. 118 No. 5 November 2006 Source: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/118/5/1971 Abstract: Circumcision Status and Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infection in Young Adult Males: An Analysis of a Longitudinal Birth Cohort David M. Fergusson, PhD, Joseph M. Boden, PhD and L. John Horwood, MSc Christchurch Health and Development Study,

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