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Michael S. Friedman
Parashat Vayishlach

Michael S. Friedman  |  November 30, 2012

Peter J. Rubinstein
Parashat Vayeira

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  November 2, 2012

Peter J. Rubinstein
Singing Their Music (Yom Kippur Yizkor 2012/5773)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  September 26, 2012

It was November 1995. It was Avery Fisher Hall. It was Itzhak Perlman the violinist who came onstage to begin the concert. He walked painfully, yet majestically until he reached his chair. It’s a ritual with which audiences are familiar. He puts his crutches down, bends to unclasp his braces, tucks one foot behind him and one forward, picks up his violin and is ready to begin.

Peter J. Rubinstein
Intentional Kindness (Yom Kippur 5773)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  September 25, 2012

There’s an old story that I like to retell again and again. Some of you may have heard it. Mendel the schlemiel couldn’t keep a job.

Michael S. Friedman
The Treasure Beneath the Hearth (Yom Kippur 5773)

Michael S. Friedman  |  September 25, 2012

Once upon a time, there was a Jewish man who lived in a little town in Eastern Europe. He dreamt one night that in the faraway capital city—a city he had never visited—there was a beautiful palace on a hill, with an historic bridge across the river leading to the palace. He dreamt that at the foot of that bridge there was a guard house, and beneath that guard house a great treasure was buried.

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