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A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School

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Dear Parents,

“You shall then count seven perfect (תמימות) weeks after the day following the (Pesach) …”

This moshal by the Dubno Maggid explains how counting sefirah helps us achieve תמימות:

There were two poor people who went door to door collecting tzedokoh. They begged together, and received...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School

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Dear Parents,

Shabbos Hagodol embodies the יסוד of why Pesach is so central to our lives. On Shabbos the Jews were commanded to get the lambs that they would bring as a Korban Pesach four days later. The bringing of the korban was a key element in the Jews being זוכה to leave Mitzrayim, as it forced them to actualize...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School

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Dear Parents,

This Shabbos is Rosh Chodesh, as well as the special Shabbos of Parshas Hachodesh. In describing Chodesh Nissan, Parshas Hachodesh states "החדש הזה לכם ראש החדשים – This month shall be for you the beginning of the months.” The mitzvah of Kiddush Hachodesh was the first mitzvah given to...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School

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Parshas Shemini teaches us that there are two סימנים that a kosher animal must possess. The Torah singles out four animals that one may not eat despite the fact that they have one of the two סימני כשרות. The pig (חזיר) is the most commonly known; it is אסור because although it has a split hoof, it does not chew its cud....