• Rabbi Yonah and David at his Bar Mitzvah
    May 21, 2015

    Bar Mitzvah in Baku

    I recently traveled to Azerbaijan to speak at the 6th International Conference on Multiculturalism at Baku Slavic University. Azerbaijan is a developi...
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    May 1, 2015

    Don’t Just Stand There – do ...

    “You shall not stand by [the shedding of] your fellow’s blood. I am Hashem.” Lev. 19:16 I was driving on cold morning down the highway in ...
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    April 24, 2015

    A Share of the World to Come

    There is a tradition to study Pirkei Avot from Passover until Shavuot. Pirkei Avot contains the timeless wisdom of the sages, and inspiring messages f...
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    March 26, 2015

    Protecting a Life is Always a Priority

    (Published in Jewish Journal March 27) The Torah commands us protect our lives, and those of others. Based on the verse, “Guard yourself and gua...
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    March 1, 2015

    Never Forget: Iran is the Problem, not B...

    In a Jewish world desperate for unity, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach succeeded in uniting a broad array of Jewish groups, including Reform, Conservative, Orth...
Rabbi Yonah and David at his Bar Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah in Baku

I recently traveled to Azerbaijan to speak at the 6th International Conference on Multiculturalism at Baku Slavic University. Azerbaijan is a developing country in the Caucuses on the Caspian Sea,…

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Don’t Just Stand There – do Something Holy

“You shall not stand by [the shedding of] your fellow’s blood. I am Hashem.” Lev. 19:16 I was driving on cold morning down the highway in New Jersey and a car ahead…

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A Share of the World to Come

There is a tradition to study Pirkei Avot from Passover until Shavuot. Pirkei Avot contains the timeless wisdom of the sages, and inspiring messages for everyday living. In essence, Pirkei…

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How can we Heal After the Holocaust?

Look at images on Google for the word Holocaust and feel the hole in your soul. It hurts. It’s silencing. The enormity and barbarism of the Holocaust are so unfathomable…

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Tragic Loss in Brooklyn Sounds Alarm Across the Jewish World

(Published in Jewish Journal March 27) During a time when we are preparing our homes and communities to celebrate the joyous festivities of Passover, a painful tragedy has muted our…

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Protecting a Life is Always a Priority

(Published in Jewish Journal March 27) The Torah commands us protect our lives, and those of others. Based on the verse, “Guard yourself and guard your soul very much” (Deut….