Present On Purim: Addressing Anxiety

Dear Dr. Haimoff, I can’t turn off the voices in my head. I have racing thoughts and I’m always anxious about something. I’m always thinking about all possible scenarios and...

A Message For Purim

In the coming days, we will celebrate Purim, a holiday built on the theme of v’nahapoch hu, how everything can instantly be turned upside down. In the original Purim...

Zachor: Thanks For The Reminder

Legendary British financier, banker, activist, and philanthropist, Sir Moses (Moshe Chaim) Montefiore, zy’a, was not only the beloved rosh ha-kahal of the British Jewish community, he was an influential...

Who Is Your Moshe?

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana A member of my Bozeman community who loves learning and has recently started learning Sefer Shmuel texted me last Friday and wrote, “I never...


The tragic murders of so many young Jews have plunged the entire state of Israel and their Jewish brethren across the world into anguish while Arabs hand out candy...

Ki Sisa: Determined Patience

Anticipation, waiting, looking forward. It is a difficult task to do these patiently, remaining focused on the goal and willing to wait for it, however long it takes. Yet...

Parashat Ki Tisa: The Politics Of Compassion

A well-known American author asserted: “Argue for your limitations and they become yours.” We trap ourselves in narrow, self-defined profiles, convincing ourselves that once we possess certain character traits,...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana: Post Purim Reflections

It’s Shushan Purim and the spirit/ruach of Purim is still permeating our existence. Not only because the dining room table is still covered in unnecessary amounts of sugar and...

Be The Man

Though surrounded by many people, we often find ourselves in situations where no one else is ready to step up and take responsibility. In these situations—“where there is no...

Parshas Parah: Lev Basar

Rav Simcha Wasserman, the renowned rosh yeshivah and pioneering educator, was the eldest son of the martyred gaon, Reb Elchonon, Hy’d. A ‘down to earth’ talmid chacham, Rav Simcha...
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(March 27, 2023 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to freeze his government’s judicial reform program on Monday. He is set to deliver a speech...

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