Rabbi Sessler D’var Torah

Those Who Protect Us Israel mourned its dead on Tuesday. Over twenty three thousand people lost their lives as soldiers and victims of terror, since the state’s establishment in 1948. The next day, the festivities commenced, and Israelis celebrated sixty seven years of independence and political sovereignty. The proximity between...

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Rabbi Sessler – D’var Torah

Admitting Our Mistakes Moshe Dayan was a celebrated Israeli general and statesman. Before the Yom Kippur War, Dayan was a staunch political hawk. After the war, Dayan reassessed his geo-political sensibilities, and became a pragmatic dove. When asked about his political metamorphosis by the press, Dayan famously retorted: ” Only...

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Rabbi Sessler D’var Torah

Jewish Pride I read this week in the Israeli press about a Syrian boy who became “addicted” to matzah in an Israeli hospital. This seven year old boy underwent 17 operations in Syria, after being hit by a mortar shell in the raging civil war. The Syrian doctors informed the...

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