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Happy Pesach / Passover 2010

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Happy Pesach / Passover to you!

Blog posts will be few and far between over the next 8 days.

After all, it is Pesach.

What’s that? You’ve never heard of Pesach?

If you are in Venice or Santa Monica, or even greater Los Angeles, come to the Shul on the Beach at 505 Ocean Front Walk on the Venice Boardwalk and experience some Pesach for yourself.

Can’t make it?

Here is some good material on the subject…

Intermittently I will be available by email. If you need something just send me an email.


What Is The Difference Between Kitniyos and Gebrukts?

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If you don’t know what those words mean…

…find something else to read.

I suggest this: 300th Post: Some Of The Most Interesting of the First 300

If you do… read my latest on DovBear.


What Does The Word 'Wife' Mean?

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What does it mean to be a good wife?

That’s a question NY Times columnist (Lisa Belkin) wants to answer.

I posed the question to some of the mother / wife types that I know on Twitter and a very interesting conversation ensued. Jessica Gottlieb wrote a wonderful post in response to the article.

According to this NY Times columnist women don’t want to be called a wife anymore.

That is a pretty broad statement. Further, part of what is great about 2010 is that we are not contsrained to traditional notions and roles. But Read…


What Does The Word 'Wife' Mean?

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What does it mean to be a good wife?

That’s a question NY Times columnist (Lisa Belkin) wants to answer.

I posed the question to some of the mother / wife types that I know on Twitter and a very interesting conversation ensued. Jessica Gottlieb wrote a wonderful post in response to the article.

According to this NY Times columnist women don’t want to be called a wife anymore.

That is a pretty broad statement. Further, part of what is great about 2010 is that we are not contsrained to traditional notions and roles. But Read…


Lessons in Leadership | A Guest Post

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A guest post by Rabbi Aaron Fink (my father), Dean of Ateres Bais Yaakov in Monsey NY. Part of a weekly Dvar Torah (Torah “Thought”) series.

Parshas Tzav

Ears, Thumbs and Toes

The Parsha details the process of the consecration and training of Aharon Hakohein and his sons to serve in their capacity as Kohanim in the newly erected Mishkan. Moshe Rabbeinu guides them through all necessary procedures. They don the priestly vestments and are anointed with the shemen hamishcha. Finally, a variety of Korbanos are brought, and a sacrificial rite completes their transformation. Upon closer examination it is interesting to note that sacrificial blood from the eil hamiluim was specifically placed on the ear, thumb and big toe of Aharon and his sons. Why? What appears at first glance to be a bizarre ritual, actually offers a lesson in leadership of the highest degree. Read…