Rabbi Tuvia Kaplan

Why Did Rebbe Cry?

Why Did Rebbe Cry? Rabbi Tuvia Kaplan Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum The Gemara recounts that on two occasions Rebbe cried upon hearing of the tshuva of an evil person. In Avoda Zara 17a, the Gemara tells the story of Eliezer ben Durdaya. After a totally degenerate life (the Maharal points …

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Chance vs. Choice

Chance vs. Choice Rabbi Tuvia Kaplan Mashgiach Ruchani, Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program Midreshet Lindenbaum “How odd of God to choose the Jews” (William Norman Ewer) “It is not odd the Jews choose God” (author unknown) The Tikunnei Zohar writes that Purim is “named after” Yom Ha-Kippurim. “פורים אתקריאת על שם יום הכיפורים”  The …

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Why Did Rebbe Cry?

Why Did Rebbe Cry? Rabbi Tuvia Kaplan Mashgiach Ruchani of the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program, Midreshet Lindenbaum The Gemara recounts that on two occasions Rebbe cried upon hearing of the tshuva of an evil person. In Avoda Zara 17a, the Gemara tells the story of Eliezer ben Durdaya. After a totally degenerate life (the …

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