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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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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…]

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Angels in Blue and Green

January 28, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

My thoughts were interrupted, when coming up to the railing right besides us, were none other than two young men with guns and helmets…and of course, clothed in blue. We all laughed as our eyes met, and “Shabbat Shalom”s rang out simultaneously between of our little groups.

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Miracle in Gaza

January 28, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

Former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, recovering from a life-threatening disease, prayed several times at Rachel’s Tomb before the recent war in Gaza. Informed that an “old woman” saved IDF soldiers’ lives in Gaza, he said, “Did she mention that I sent her?”