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Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Change Yourself! – Parshat Beshalach 5778

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Change Yourself! – Parshat Beshalach 5778

Rabbi Becher explains that G-d does not want to change us; He wants us to change ourselves. View this video directly on Vimeo.

Agricultural Ethics

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Agricultural Ethics

Agricultural Ethics (Excerpt from Mordechai Becher’s book, Gateway to Judaism) Since the 15th of the month of Shevat is approaching, TuBishvat, the New Year of [...]

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Taking Stock on Tu B’Shevat – 2018

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Taking Stock on Tu B’Shevat – 2018

Question: I heard there’s a Jewish holiday called "Tu B'Shevat”, also known as “The New Year for the Trees." When is it this year, and [...]

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Tithing of Money

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Tithing of Money

Question: Is tithing of money (10 percent) still valid today? AskTheRabbi.org answered: Yes. Charity is a commandment that is incumbent on everyone and it teaches [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – G-d Gives Snow Like Wool- Parshat Bo 5778

January 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – G-d Gives Snow Like Wool- Parshat Bo 5778

After literally being inundated with snow, Rabbi Becher gives three explanations to a verse from Psalms written by King David about snow. View this video [...]

The Shechinah Is Here

January 14th, 2018|Comments Off on The Shechinah Is Here

I just returned to the USA from a wonderful visit to Israel.  Of course, one of the first places I visited was the Western Wall, [...]

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New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event

February 4th, 2017|Comments Off on New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event

Join us on February 22, 2017 for the New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event. The event supports The Brownstone […]

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Adopt-A-Brick: Building Jewish Unity, Community and Leadership

May 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Adopt-A-Brick: Building Jewish Unity, Community and Leadership

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Pharaoh and the Plague Paradox

January 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Pharaoh and the Plague Paradox

Question: This week we read that there were plagues in Egypt because Pharaoh didn’t agree to Moses’ request to free the Israelite slaves from Egypt. [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – The Survivor – Parshat Shemot 5778

January 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – The Survivor – Parshat Shemot 5778

Why do we call Moses by the name given to him by Pharoah's daughter rather than the name his parents gave him? View this video [...]

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Anger in the Bosom of Fools

January 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Anger in the Bosom of Fools

Question: Hi, I would like to know where in the Torah it discusses the topic of anger. Thank you very much! AskTheRabbi.org answered: Anger is [...]

The Prophecy of Moses

January 1st, 2018|Comments Off on The Prophecy of Moses

We are beginning the book of Exodus this Shabbat, in which Moses is first introduced in the Torah. I think it is important to present [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Why Was Moses a Shepherd? – Parshat Shemot 5778

December 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Why Was Moses a Shepherd? – Parshat Shemot 5778

Not only was Moses a shepherd, but so were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Even King David was a shepherd. Rabbi Becher asks "Why?" View this [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – If I Forget Thee – Parshat Vayigash 5778

December 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – If I Forget Thee – Parshat Vayigash 5778

Harry Rothenberg asks "What kind of person would interrupt a funeral?" View this video directly on VIMEO

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Tenth of Tevet – Jerusalem Under Siege

December 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Tenth of Tevet – Jerusalem Under Siege

Question: I recently heard that there is a Jewish fast day shortly after Chanukah. When is it? And what is it about? Thank you. AskTheRabbi.org [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – A Community of Nations, Not Clones – Parshat Vayechi 5778

December 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – A Community of Nations, Not Clones – Parshat Vayechi 5778

Each Jew has their own distinct character traits. View this video directly on Vimeo.

The Tenth of Tevet

December 25th, 2017|Comments Off on The Tenth of Tevet

The Babylonian empire first laid siege to Jerusalem on the Tenth of Tevet, in about the 5th Century BCE, cutting it off from the outside [...]

Harry’s Video Blog – I Was…Not Right – Parshat Vayigash 5778

December 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Harry’s Video Blog – I Was…Not Right – Parshat Vayigash 5778

How does Judah manage to say all the right things to the powerful "stranger" running the country of Egypt? Tune in to Harry Rothenberg's Parsha [...]

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Were our Biblical Leaders Frail Scholars? – Parshat Vayigash 5778

December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Were our Biblical Leaders Frail Scholars? – Parshat Vayigash 5778

Rabbi Becher wonders were our Biblical leaders frail scholars? View this video directly on Vimeo.

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The Meaning of “Jerusalem”

December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on The Meaning of “Jerusalem”

Question: In light of the recent US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, I was wondering: How do you say "Jerusalem" in Hebrew and what [...]

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