A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (12/3/22)

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Dear Parents,

As Yaakov nears the end of his journey to Lovon’s home, he notices shepherds standing around a well. Wondering why the shepherds are just standing and waiting, he greets them.

“My brothers,” he begins, “where are you from?”

After asking about Lovon and his family, he then asks the question that has been...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (11/18/22)

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Dear Parents,

Many years ago, I had a talmid from a non-frum home whose English name was Michael and whose Hebrew name was Yishmoel. I always wondered how parents could name their child Yishmoel until I realized that one of the greatest Amoro’im was named Rebbe Yishmoel. In fact, the Gemara is filled with quotes from...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (11/10/22)

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Dear Parents,

וירץ אברהם“” - “And Avrohom ran.” Avrohom’s zeal in greeting guests, doing chessed, and following the retzon Hashem distinguishes him as a role model for us in the middah of zrizus. Avrohom did not delegate tasks to others; he did the acts of chessed himself every time – except...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (11/4/22)

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Dear Parents,

Avrohom was 99 years old when he was told to circumcise himself. Although חז“ל teach us that Avrohom fulfilled the entire Torah before he was commanded to do so, he did not perform bris milah until he received the mitzvah. The Medrash implies that Avrohom was hesitant about fulfilling the command of circumcision...