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Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, a leading chassidic rebbe, was one of the most prominent rabbinic victims of the Holocaust. A leader of the Warsaw ghetto, he secretly ran a...

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After a year of no indoor services or programs, we enjoyed a truly beautiful yom tov in Montana. The needy in our community were gifted maos chittim funds to...

Time After Time

Jewish holidays recount seminal moments of Jewish history. These annual celebrations shape our collective memory just as they animate our common future. The celebration of our history creates eternal...

Saying Berachot, Part 8 Eli: Boker tov, Rebbe. Rav Daniel: Good to see you and all our friends. I’d love to meet all these people in person. When this corona thing...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

It’s always a fresh start with a good feeling when we commence the reading of a new sefer of the Torah. It’s hard to believe that in 5781 we’ve...

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei: Turn Back The Clock

The wedding date had already been set. Anxiously anticipating this day, the bride and groom shopped for the furniture of their future home. Selecting the couches, beds, and tables...

Ki Tisa: Free Your Mind

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin Moshe descending from the mountain, clutching the Divine tablets, is one of the most iconic images of the entire Torah. Finally, after close to 2,500 years,...

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By R’ Mordechai Young I remember going to shul on Shavuos night for part of the learning when I was a child. What I remember most vividly were all the...

Parashat Zachor: Learning To Hate

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin Amalek attacked us at our most vulnerable moment. The cruel guerrilla armies of Amalek were out for blood, viciously assaulting the newly freed slaves in an...

Parashat Mishpatim: Patterns In History

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin The past year shook the world. Humanity faced a pandemic, the likes of which only occurs every hundred years. Locked in battle with an invisible but...
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