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Rosh HaShanah 5780

B”H “Yehi ratzon milfanecha Adonai eloheinu v’elohei avoteinu, she’t’chadesh aleinu shanah tovah u’metukah ka’devash.” “May it be Your will, oh G-d our G-d and the G-d of our ancestors, that You renew for us a year good and sweet like honey.” The colour of sweetness L’shanah tovah u’metukah—why is it sweetness we forefront in our … Continue reading


A belated, if elated, chiddush on Purim

B”H Shemot (Exodus) 17:16—“It means, ‘Hand upon the throne of G-d!’ G-d will be at war with Amalek throughout the ages.” ” וַיֹּ֗אמֶר כִּֽי־יָד֙ עַל־כֵּ֣ס יָ֔הּ מִלְחָמָ֥ה לַיהוָ֖ה בַּֽעֲמָלֵ֑ק מִדֹּ֖ר דֹּֽר ׃ ” Tehillim (Psalms) 9:6-8—”You blast the nations; You destroy the wicked; You blot out their name forever. The enemy is no more— ruins … Continue reading