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Corona victim numbering

Corona victim numbering

Every Corona Virus victim has a name and a story. The number 500,000 should give us pause to think about that. Op-ed.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 23/02/2021 08:21
Pandemic – The great equalizer and unifier

Pandemic – The great equalizer and unifier

Faith is not diminished when we ask.  Faith is the reason why we ask.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 06/02/2021 18:43
For governments we vote, but in G-d we trust

For governments we vote, but in G-d we trust

The Founding Fathers wanted  America to be a unified nation. They realized that a pressure cooker is not what is needed, but a melting pot.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 20/01/2021 16:00
Pray and let the recovery begin

Pray and let the recovery begin

One thing is sure as the vaccine debate goes on, prayer will help and is needed. Thank G-d for the vaccine and let the recovery begin.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 26/12/2020 18:40
The miracle of Bubby's menorah

The miracle of Bubby's menorah

Every Shabbat Bubbie would shine the silver candelabrum and pray, "May my mazel (luck) always shine!" Then someone stole her menorah.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 16/12/2020 20:41
A Kosher Thanksgiving

A Kosher Thanksgiving

Is Thanksgiving a case of "walking in their statutes" or a universal holiday in whose celebration observant Jews can comfortably take part?Rabbi Eli Hecht, 25/11/2020 16:00
G-d's Day - a wale up call

G-d's Day - a wale up call

Let's cut across organized religious, divisive racial and government lines and declare a day dedicated to G-d.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 16/11/2020 21:00
An upside-down world

An upside-down world

Leadership keeps changing its mind on the corona crisis, our political parties have switched personalities. Our lives? On hold. What to do?Rabbi Eli Hecht, 29/10/2020 08:21
Elections and honesty

Elections and honesty

Instead of the best coming out from the candidates we see the worst. And that is too bad, because it doesn't have to be that way.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 14/10/2020 08:22
 Our world is a Sukkah and G-d is its cover

Our world is a Sukkah and G-d is its cover

We can fly to the moon and Mars but we cannot guarantee ourselves a safe dwelling. For that, we have to rely on G-d. Sukkot memories.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 02/10/2020 08:07
A questionable agreement/ And the truth comes out

A questionable agreement/ And the truth comes out

Featured here: Two articles questioning the Abraham Accords, sent to Arutz Sheva by op-ed writers . What do you think?Rabbi Eli Hecht, Chaya Gross, 16/09/2020 08:13
Seeing is not believing

Seeing is not believing

What we think of as regular, sometimes is extraordinary and what we see as extraordinary is often really regular.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 25/08/2020 13:18
Coping with fear

Coping with fear

In this period of sorrow for events that occurred to the Jewish people, remember that the Sages say that Mashiach is born on Tisha B'Av.!Rabbi Eli Hecht, 28/07/2020 08:23
Try to look for the bright side - and then bring that light to others

Try to look for the bright side - and then bring that light to others

I am less worried about the riots and the virus than about us taking responsibility for our actions and showing compassion for others.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 15/07/2020 20:01
The G-d Factor

The G-d Factor

Yes masks, no masks, stay home, go out, The debates go on all the time. Is there a Mayvin with the last word? Hashem runs the world, relax.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 30/06/2020 14:58
For Father's Day: Memories and a crucial question

For Father's Day: Memories and a crucial question

Father's Day can be joyful, bittersweet, and sometimes a source of perplexing dilemmas.G. Honigman & Rabbi E. Hecht, 21/06/2020 23:00
Riots, the Rebbe, and the Mayor

Riots, the Rebbe, and the Mayor

Mayor of New York, David Dinkins visited the Rebbe after the 1991 race riots that victimized Jews. Here is their conversation.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 10/06/2020 18:34
The synagogue with an eerie sound

The synagogue with an eerie sound

When entering the prayer room, you would hear a continuous sobbing sound.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 31/05/2020 13:42
Pesach Sheni: The world can change

Pesach Sheni: The world can change

A second Passover? We just celebrated Pesach a month ago and many of us never heard of a Second Pesach - a special kind of second chance.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 07/05/2020 16:28