“We convinced the Sergeant to make a few calls and somehow managed to get authorization from higher up to put Tefillin on him. They brought him down from his solitary confinement cell and put him in a tiny metal holding cage with only a small opening”

“I have to share what just happened in the prison we just visited. One of the yards we visited was the highest level security. The inmates there are only allowed 1 hour a day outside, in a metal cage! (we had to wear knife proof vests). There we met a special […]

“We had a 4 am wake up to do a sunrise hike. After much complaining, we reached the top of the mountain, and I have never felt more deeply connected to Judaism than I did on top of this mountain in Elait.”

“This summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to our Homeland for a month with NCSY on the program TJJ. I have never felt more at home than I did in Israel. On this specific morning, we had a 4 am wake up to do a sunrise hike. After much […]

ELUL: THE MONTH OF PREPARATION AND REFLECTION

If you had an important court date scheduled – one that would determine your financial future, or even your very life – you’d be sure to prepare for weeks beforehand. On Rosh Hashanah, each individual is judged on the merit of his deeds. Whether he will live out the year […]