A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (10/7/22)

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Dear Parents,

Have you ever noticed that there is no טוב יום commemorating the miracles performed for בני ישראל in the מדבר except for Sukkos, which commemorates the Sukkah - the huts in the desert. There is no יום טוב for the miracles, such as the daily provision of the מן and the water!

In the case of the מן, we find that in...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (9/23/22)

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Dear Parents,

Who is actually standing? The declaration:אתם נצבים היום כלכם לפני אלקיכם ראשיכם שבטיכם  is usually translated as: "You are all standing today before Hashem: the heads of your tribes…" However, the literal translation of the words ראשיכם שבטיכם is: “your heads, your tribes,” and Rashi is the one who teaches that it should...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (9/16/22)

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Dear Parents,

There is a mitzvah of simchah in connection to bikkurim: ”ושמחת בכל הטוב אשר נתן לך ד‘,” And you shall rejoice in all the good Hashem your G-d has given you. If Hashem gives a person all his needs and he comes to the בית המקדש with his bikkurim, of course he will be happy! If a person is poor and has no...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (9/9/22)

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Dear Parents,

How do we learn a lesson from the case of the “wayward” son, the בן סורר ומורה? The תורה advises that because of the parents' recognition of his temperament and behavior that will almost inevitably lead to robbery and perhaps murder, he should be put to death “at the stage in life when he is still innocent,” rather than...