Rabbi Benjy Myers
Rabbi Benjy Myers

Shimon, Levi and the Zealous Brotherly Bond Rabbi Benjy Myers is the Educational Director of the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Training and Placement Institutes. At the end of Yaakov’s life, shortly before he passes from this world, he gathers his sons around him to bless them. While for most of the sons it’s clear that …

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When the candle brings more than light What is it about the festivals sprinkled throughout the Jewish calendar that speaks to people of all ages and backgrounds? Rabbi Benjy Myers | December 5, 2021 As a child, I grew up in Britain, Israel and Australia. It’s the lot of being the child of community leaders …

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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 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  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? 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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