Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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Like his fellow survivors, Abram Shnaper wants to make sure that people remember the tragedies inflicted upon so many during the Holocaust. Only then, will no one have a reason to deny the Shoah's existence. After liberation from Klooga, a labor camp in Estonia in 1944, Shnaper vowed to have his voice heard - and heard loudly. As the president...
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When Francine Lipstein was a child, her mother talked to her about how she survived the Holocaust in Auschwitz. Sally Chase also told her daughter that every life had a purpose. "It was a message I took seriously," said Lipstein. "When I was 8 years old, I went to Israel on a family trip to see relatives," she said. "Early...
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Rabbi David Straus
Rabbi David Straus Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1-5:26 This Shabbat, we begin the third book of the Torah - Vayikra, or Leviticus. In his introduction to Leviticus, Dr. Gunther Plaut writes, "This third book of the Torah contains some of the loftiest passages found in the Bible. It is in this book that we read, 'Love your neighbor as yourself' and 'Proclaim...
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Rabbi Gary Pokras
Mishpatim Exodus 21:1-24:18; 30:11-16 I like to think of Mishpatim as "the morning after." WhatI mean by that is simple. Last week's portion concluded with the dramatic revelation of the 10 Commandments at Mount Sinai. It's a tough act to follow, but something had to happen next, and that's the subject of Mishpatim, which means "laws." You probably already know...
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