Rabbi Strauchler's Blog

March 9, 2018

In a recent essay entitled "The Tyranny of Convenience," Columbia University Law Professor Tim Wu writes:

 

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By Chaim Strauchler | March 9, 2018 |
March 2, 2018
By Chaim Strauchler | March 2, 2018 |
March 2, 2018

A challenge: divide Olympic sports into two groups. 


Most people would...

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By Chaim Strauchler | March 2, 2018 |
February 15, 2018

Mr. Phillip Zucker served as baal koreh and bar mitzvah teacher at Shaarei Shomayim for decades. He taught thousand of young men and women Torah. On February 3, 2018 - Shabbat Parshat Yitro, we joined his family in commemorating Mr. Zucker's first yahrzeit. His students divided up all the...

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By Chaim Strauchler | February 15, 2018 |
February 9, 2018

"If he comes in alone, he shall go out alone..."

Parshat Mishpatim begins with the law of the Hebrew bondservant. The words - yavo - "come in" and - yetze - "go out" appear repeatedly in this section. These words create directionality...

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By Chaim Strauchler | February 9, 2018 |
January 26, 2018
"In the story of the Jews, we've always seen the story of America. It is the story of an...
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By Chaim Strauchler | January 26, 2018 |
January 19, 2018

Stories are powerful tools. Stories frame how we interpret our world. The story of our liberation from Egypt leads us (as Jews and as Westerners) to see history in terms of oppression and redemption. A story from...

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By Chaim Strauchler | January 19, 2018 |
January 12, 2018

"It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."

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By Chaim Strauchler | January 12, 2018 |
December 18, 2017

 

Few symbols are as uniquely Jewish as the seven branched lamp. The menorah's distinctiveness has made it...

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By Chaim Strauchler | December 18, 2017 |
December 8, 2017

I recently learned of a school project for Grade 2 students at one of our local Jewish day schools (I will not reveal my sources or their relation to me). The task given to these budding authors was to compose a complaint letter. A child (who may or may not be related to me) wrote a letter to...

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By Chaim Strauchler | December 8, 2017 |

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