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22nd Annivesary for Beth El of Manhattan

On  August 27, 1993, around 7:30pm in a small apartment on 70th Street between York and 1st Avenues – the first meeting of congregation Beth El of Manhattan was held. Last night, August 27, 2015, at 7:30pm, this synagogue observed its 22nd Anniversary, and began its...

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The Battle For The Confederate Battle Flag

"We have been servants of bad causes." - Yom Kippur Confession "No army ever went into battle in support of a worse cause than the Confederates." – Shelby Foote, Civil War Historian In 1981, the German film, "Das Boot" (The Boat) was released. It was the story of a...

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"Lest your minds be corrupted (fermented, spoiled) from the simplicity that is in Messiah." - 2Corinthians 11:3 Yeshua, our Messiah, modeled for us a way of looking at the commandments of God in the Torah that engaged with their main intentions and avoided...

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Can “Halloween” Be Kosher?

Can "Halloween" be Kosher for God-Followers? By Rabbi Bruce L. Cohen ©2014 Bruce L. Cohen • Distribution/Reprinting not-for-profit permitted with attribution • All Other Rights Reserved [This is a position paper written and published to our synagogue's Member...

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Tel Aviv, Massachusetts

TEL AVIV, MASSACHUSETTS “Differing weights and differing measures, both are repugnant to The Creator.” – Proverbs 20:10 In July 2014, the Arab political and terror organization called, Hamas (“Zeal” in Arabic), organized and fomented the kidnap and murder of three...

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