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A Message from the Doves

February 26, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 1

I was sitting at my desk here in Jerusalem, thinking of what to write. I was interrupted by the cooing of a dove on the windowsill. I tried to ignore it, but soon, there was another one on the other windowsill, and together, the noise was slightly bothersome. I thought [Read more…]

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A True Jewish Leader: Part Two

February 17, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 5

I left off last week, speaking about true Jewish leaders. This last week has been so very hectic in Israel. As you all know election day was last week, and the country was split up over two very possible candidates – Tzipi Livni, and Bibi Netanyahu. I spent Shabbat with [Read more…]

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Tears at the Wailing Wall

February 6, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

I write these words, not wanting to believe them. I walked into my Yeshiva this morning, not wanting to believe the sign was posted there. My eyes scanned the white paper, now so bright in the sunlight – not wanting to believe what I was reading was true. Rabbi Noach [Read more…]

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Lessons from a Jamaican Cabby

February 2, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 3

I woke up to bright lights and the sound of screeching brakes, as my Greyhound bus pulled into the station. “Welcome to Downtown Baltimore! This is the final stop,” said the driver in a thick, Baltimore accent. I hurried to get up, making sure not to forget my hat from [Read more…]