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Inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe- Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, Rabbi Shmuli and Mushky Raitman together with their children Mendel, Tzivia, Pinny and Asher have established a Chabad Jewish Center in Danville, CA. Their goal is to strengthen Jewish awareness and pride for the Jewish residents of Danville/S. Ramon, by creating an environment where every person, regardless of background or affiliation, is welcome to explore and experience their heritage in a warm and non-judgmental environment.
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As some synagogues are slowly reopening, let’s take a look at this staple of Jewish life.
What is the connection between Elijah the Prophet and Saturday night?
In the era of COVID-19, minyanim are being formed in compliance with social-distance guidelines, possibly precluding men from being called to the Torah and standing near the reader. Is it acceptable to recite the blessings on the Torah from afar?
I was overjoyed by the boy’s suggestions and felt moved that one could still have the opportunity to write to the Rebbe today.
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Daily Thought
“These words that I command you today should be upon your heart.” (Deut. 6:6.) “Every day, the words of the Torah must be new to you.” (Sifri, Rashi.) Tradition is not life. Tradition preserves life. But it does not give life. Goals are not life. Goals inspire life. But they are not life. Life is here in this moment now. To be alive, every moment must be a moment that never happened before. Which means that Torah must not be about tradition. It cannot be grounded on a memory of the past. Those are important, truly vital. But a Torah life cannot be built upon them. Real life, Torah life, is about who you are now, where the core of your soul lies at this very moment. For if it is not about the moment now, then it is not...