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Parshas Terumah

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Dear Parents,

While reflecting this week on school and leadership, I realized that no school, shul, or yeshiva can succeed on the back of any one person. It is a partnership between a dedicated parent administration, committed and trained teachers, hardworking lay leadership, supportive parents, and diligent students.

Rabbi...

Parshas Mishpatim

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Dear Parents,
In Parshas Mishpotim (23:8) we read, “Veshochad lo sikach ki hashochad ye’aver pikchim visalef divrei tzaddikim – And you shall not take a bribe because a bribe will blind the wise and corrupt the words of the righteous.” Harav Shmuel Kamenetsky shlita asks an obvious question: How can a bribe truly change the outlook of a...

Parshas Yisro

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Dear Parents,
I aw writing this letter from Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh as I pre-pare to return to America. Over the course of my trip I had the opportunity to meet with our married alumni living in Israel, as well as our PHDS yeshiva bochurim and eleven of our seminary girls who are spending one or two years of intensive study in Israel. I...

Parshas Beshalach

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Dear Parents,
By the time you read this, I will be in Eretz Yisroel visiting nine seminaries that our students are either attending or are applying to. The trip allows to me to meet as a group with graduates of PHDS and NEAT and to hear about their successes in Eretz Yisroel. More important, our students are sought after in the seminaries...