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by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila | Dec 16, 2016 | Featured | 0 Comments

What is the larger purpose of a rabbi in society? Are rabbis only concerned with the kashrut of pots and pans, or does the kashrut of business practices also matter? Must a rabbi tend to a broken heart and soul as much as he tends to a broken Eruv before Shabbat? Is...

by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila | Dec 16, 2016 | Featured | 0 Comments

Every day not far from here, as we sit here, men, women and children are murdered in Syria, and particularly in Aleppo, said Israels Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef. Millions of refugees are homeless, hundreds of thousands of others are starved, under siege....

by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila | Nov 24, 2016 | Featured | 0 Comments

Last February I saw the recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. For those in the audience who have seen this show a million times (probably most!), we all noticed two additions to the show, at the very beginning and then again at the end. At the beginning,...

by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila | Sep 27, 2016 | Featured | 0 Comments

The beginning of the New Year is an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start again. Aware of lifes complexities and that no year is ever going to be perfect, Jewish tradition offers us the opportunity to begin anew, with the hope that any negativity from our...

by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila | Jul 7, 2016 | Featured | 0 Comments

Parashat Korach (Numbers 16:118:32) It wasnt a pretty scene. Rebellion and chaos permeated the Israelite camp. Korach the cousin of Moses and Aaron rallied 250 agitators in an attempted coup dtat against the leadership of Moses and Aaron. The fate of the...

by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila | Jun 24, 2016 | Featured | 0 Comments

What does it mean to actually go to war and confront an evil enemy? You never really understand that until it gets up close and personal. I learned that part of the parasha the next morning, June 6 the first formal day of the Lebanon War.

by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila | May 26, 2016 | Featured | 0 Comments

Although the Omer period is not intrinsically a period of mourning, events that took place during this period transformed it from a period of celebration to one where we observe certain rituals of mourning. What happened? The Talmud (Yebamot 27b) records that during...

by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila | May 19, 2016 | Featured | 0 Comments

These words are taken from his book Eshed Nehalim, and were translated by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila. It is these types of teachings that make Classic Sephardic Judaism worth teaching and preserving. Dont you agree?

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