February 25, 2020

Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

May we form a unified community, doing God’s will with a perfect heart.
“I cannot live without books.” These famous words were spoken by Thomas Jefferson on June 10, 1815, but they were most likely born on...
“This year we are here, next year in the Land of Israel. This year we are still slaves, next year may we be a free people.”
“From the moment I arrived in Israel, I hated the people who forced me to speak Hebrew,” wrote Aharon Appelfeld in his memoir,
It was April 1949, and the residents of Jerusalem were in the midst of the first Passover being celebrated in the still young State of Israel.
As a child, I always wanted a sukkah. We had no backyard or common area, and our single, tiny balcony could fit only a few chairs.
Can the simple arrangement of the Passover seder plate reflect a deeper message? In the Sephardic tradition, the answer is a resounding yes.
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