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In The NEW Begining!


In The New Beginning I A Thought

By Rabbi Mordechai Z. Hecht



There is nothing like a new beginning.

There is an ancient adage which says, “all beginnings are hard”, but the other ancient adage that balances the first one is: “nothing good comes easy”.

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Each year, once again we begin to read the Torah from the first portion of Bereishis.

Although there isn’t much difficulty or challenge in this beginning, there is much meaning to be culled from this reality.

It is in this torah portion that we learn, once again, of the creation of the universe and much of what it has to offer - displaying the groundwork and initial stages of our corporeal existen… Read More »

Was Columbus a Jew

I am not one of those who usually do this, but this concept has intrigued for more than a decade now, and this article is fascinating I must post it.


Was Columbus secretly a Jew?

By Charles Garcia, Special to CNN

updated 2:32 PM EDT, Thu May 24, 2012


Christopher Columbus bids farewell to his son Diego at Palos, Spain, before embarking on his first voyage on August 3, 1492.


Sunday marks the 508th anniversary of the death of Christopher Columbus

Charles Garcia: Columbus was a Marrano, or a Jew who feigned to be a Catholic

He says that during Columbus' lifetime, Jews became the target of religious persecution

Garcia: Columbus' voyage was motivated by a desire to find a safe haven for Jews

E… Read More »

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