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March 2010

Clay Pesach

Happy Pesach / Passover 2010

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…

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good_wife

What Does The Word 'Wife' Mean?

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…

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good_wife

What Does The Word 'Wife' Mean?

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…

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Duck-Leader

Lessons in Leadership | A Guest Post

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…

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The World Celebrates 300 Posts on finkorswim.com

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

The World Celebrates 300 Posts on finkorswim.com Today we are celebrating 300 posts on my blog. Hence, the fireworks. (To see the picture I DID NOT use, click here.) When I started blogging 15 months ago I never dreamed I would ever have 300 posts or a respectable, regular readership. As you all know, most blogs rise and fall quicker than the President’s polling numbers.…

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patience

Patience Is A Virtue and An Important Ingredient For Change

This is part IV in a loosely connected series of posts on equality and change. Parts 1-3: –Simple Justice | The Story of Brown v. Board of Education: The End of Separate But Equal in Schools –Reverse Discrimination and Oversensitivity –The Mechanics of Change and How To Make A Difference In 1868 Black Americans were granted equal protection and citizenship in the United States of…

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Life on the Discovery Channel Preview

Set your DVRs! Remember the incredible “Planet Earth” Series from the BBC on the Discovery Channel? The next chapter begins Sunday 8 PM in the new series called “Life”. I am so excited for this series. Our family must have seen every episode of Planet Earth at least five times in the gorgeous High Definition it was meant to be watched in. Supposedly, Life is…

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2-salt

Please Pass The Salt | A Guest Post

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 Vayikra Pretense, Arrogance and Salt The avodas hakorbanos is a defining aspect of our avodas Hashem. Sefer Vayikrah begins by outline the specific details of sacrifice. We are taught, adam ki yakriv the offerings we bring our us.…

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losangeles2

The Mechanics of Change and How To Make A Difference

A few weeks ago my brother-in-law asked me which branch of government I thought was the most powerful. I immediately answered, “Legislative”. He was surprised. As a fellow law student we read case after case where the Supreme Court overturned laws that it felt were unconstitutional. While that is true, it requires Herculean effort for the Supreme Court to overturn a law. The legislature can…

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