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Deans letter Bamidbar

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Dear Parents,
The Talmud reports that the generation of Yehuda Bar Illai represented Torah study at its best. What was so striking about that generation? The Talmud says that in that period, six people would study together under a single blanket. On one level, the Talmud means that despite having only one blanket due to harsh poverty, the...

Deans Letter Behar Bechukosai

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Dear Parents,
This week’s Torah portion, Behar-Bechukosai, continues on the theme of past parshios, suggesting that in an ideal world it is easier to reach higher levels of spirituality when our emphasis in life leans in a more spiritual direction. Our earthly aspirations can be used to enhance our avodas Hashem rather than remaining...

Deans letter Emor

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Dear Parents,
Rabbi Label Lam, in an extended essay on this week’s parsha, discusses the theme raised in the beginning of Parshas Emor. Why is the double expression of “saying” and “telling” employed in the verse? Rashi explains the imperative for adults to steer their children away from coming into contact with dead bodies. Why is it...

Deans letter Ki Savo

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Dear Parents,
This past Friday was an exhilarating day for me at school. It was a warm day and the first that air conditioning was needed in the classrooms. Over the course of the day several students came to my office with big smiles on their faces and thanked the school for the now cooled rooms.
This week we kicked off the Amudim...