Rabbi Benjy Myers

There Were HOW MANY Plagues?

There were HOW MANY plagues? Rabbi Benjy Myers, Educational Director, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs   It is the certitude and clarity with which the ten plagues are presented in the haggada that makes the section immediately thereafter all the more complicated. R’ Yossi haGlili, R’ Eliezer and R’ Akiva each present a varied understanding of …

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Next Year in Jerusalem: A Defining Call

Next Year in Jerusalem: A Defining Call Rabbi Benjy Myers Educational Director, Beren-Amiel and Straus Amiel Emissary Programs Twice a year we conclude a religious service with the words “Next year in Jerusalem” – “לשנה הבאה בירושלים”.  The first time is at the formal ending of the Pesach Seder, and the second is at the …

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Next Year in Jerusalem: A Defining Call

  Next Year in Jerusalem: A Defining Call  Rabbi Benjy Myers Educational Director, Beren-Amiel and Straus Amiel Emissary Programs Twice a year we conclude a religious service with the words “Next year in Jerusalem” – “לשנה הבאה בירושלים”.  The first time is at the formal ending of the Pesach Seder, and the second is at …

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What’s Wrong with THIS Year?

What’s Wrong with THIS Year? Rabbi Benjy Myers Educational Director, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel In Shabbat 21b we read about the miracle of the oil that lead to the establishment of the festival of Chanukah and the declaration of eight days of celebration and thanksgiving. The relevant section in the Talmud ends with the following statement: The following …

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