Combatting sinat chinam by highlighting acts of kindness.
She had learned two expressions in Russian. “You are in a safe place.” And, “You are not alone.”
Despite Mom’s earlier Seder disinvitation, I got to spend another Pesach with her. This time, she did not object.
“There’s the Jewish People—and Jewish people,” the larger Jewish community and individual, often unsung Jews. “He understood both.”
Rabbi Miller played an active role as a volunteer, often as the public face and voice of the Jewish community, on behalf of the JCRC, Holocaust survivors, Soviet Jews and other causes, as well as several Orthodox and Zionist organizations.
Covid-19 has spurred an unprecedented interest in aliyah. Why?
“It’s a major game-changer,” restoring millions of dollars of potentially lost salaries to members of the Orthodox community.
Why camps play such an important role
“So, who’s your latest victim?” That was the sarcastic question a colleague at work—a Sabra who has picked up the snarky US sense of humor—would ask me every Thursday or Friday when he spotted me rolling a suitcase into our office. It meant I was going away for Shabbat....
“Rabbi, I prayed for my zeidy to get better, but he died. Didn’t God listen to my prayer?”