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Across the Pond – The day Obama went from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Here I am’

On Friday last week, as preparations were underway for Shabbat, the President of the United States, Barak Obama, was teaching Torah to 6,000 Jews. As the keynote speaker of the Biennial of the Union for Reform Judaism, the President delivered a speech which was met with applause and laughter throughout, and a thunderous standing ovation … Continue reading – “I caught my live-in boyfriend browsing JDate, help!”

The Question: Dear Rabbi Danny, I met my current boyfriend on JDate about 1.5 years ago. We moved in together 6 months after we started dating, love flourished between us and we recently began discussing wedding plans. We both agreed that the next step in our relationship was to commit our lives to one another … Continue reading

Across the Pond – My kosher deli opens on Shabbat

Jewish food is a big deal in New York; when one thinks about food here one generally thinks about delis and pizza, and while I don’t believe we can claim any Jewish contribution towards the development of New York style pizza, we have been at the forefront of the deli experience. Salt beef sandwiches, matzah … Continue reading

Two Minutes of Torah: Vayishlach – The Pride of our Name

In 1947 the United Nations adopted the Partition Plan for Palestine which proposed the creation of two states, one Jewish and one Arab, in the following year. This vote approved the creation of a Jewish State, but it was still unclear exactly what this new entity would be called. The leaders of the Yishuv, (as … Continue reading