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What Are You Doing With Your Hametz?

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR HAMETZ… During Pesach, the Torah tells us that we may neither eat nor own leavened bread or hametz of any kind (Exodus 12:15-20). Hametz refers to food prepared from any of the following five species of grain: wheat, barley, oats, spelt, and rye that have been allowed to leaven. Ashkenazi […]

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UCI and Ambassador Michael Oren

Over the past several weeks we watched the events from Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at UCI unfold.  We are concerned about the anti-Israel incidents that take place at UCI and strive to remain informed and proactive to support the Jewish students who attend UCI and the entire population that the University should be a place […]

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The Saga Continues at the Kotel

Reposted from Rabbi Cohen’s blog at RavIma.com I was sad today when I read that Anat Hoffman, director of the Israel Religious Action Center, was brought into the Jerusalem police station and interrogated for one hour for her role in the events of Rosh Chodesh Kislev.  In December, Nofrat Frenkel, an Israeli medical student and […]

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To Blog or Not To Blog

Welcome to the Temple Beth Sholom Blog!  While I would say this is the first blog for TBS, it’s not really true.  There have been TBS blogs before – the diaries from our congregational trips to Israel, the Post Confirmation Trip to New York and other random posts about life at TBS.  However, this is […]

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