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Posted on December 15, 2019

Analyzing the Mitzvah of Purple Friday

This week, there’s been something of a Talmudic debate going on surrounding Purple Friday.  It’s taking place not in the halls of the Sanhedrin but in the Hoffberger Chapel and the Board Room during Parent Study Group. It goes something like this: Generally we wear purple on Friday during football season to show our support Continue Reading »

Posted on August 17, 2016


As the summer soon draws to a close, and a new school year and new Jewish year are soon to begin, here are six thoughts from different people on the nature of beginnings. Share the questions with your family or use them at your Shabbat or holiday table to inspire meaningful discussion about the nuances Continue Reading »

Posted on June 29, 2011

Noon in Jerusalem

It was somewhere in the North, perhaps Tiberias or Tzippori. We were sitting in a circle on the dirt and studying the text from Baba Metzia. It was the well known story of the Oven of Achnai in which a clay oven is broken into parts, repaired with sand and its status is questioned. Rabbi Continue Reading »

Posted on February 24, 2011

The Walls are Talking

If you have been in the Schechter lobby recently you might have heard the walls talking. For the past weeks parents, students, alumni, faculty and community members have been painting murals on the walls in honor of Krieger Schechter’s 30th anniversary. I’ve been keeping “paint clothes” in my office so that I can come and Continue Reading »