Category Archives: by Shmuel Sackett

What’s the Next Jewish Holiday? By Shmuel Sackett

Try this test. Ask 100 fellow Jews the following simple question; What’s the next Jewish holiday? I would imagine that 90 of them will answer “Shavuot” while 9 might say “Lag B’omer”. That comes to 99 wrong answers. First of […]

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The Pesach of Today: By Shmuel Sackett

Imagine, that 20 years ago, you received a phone call from a friend who told you about a financial advisor who was like a prophet. Everything this guy predicted comes true! Your friend strongly advised that you invest your money […]

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Planting the New and Replanting the Old: By Shmuel Sackett

 
This week is Tu B’Shvat – the “Rosh Ha’Shanah” for Trees. Israeli schoolchildren all across the country, will leave their classrooms to plant trees… but this year, things will be very different. As opposed to previous years when the focus […]

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Modern Day Egypt: By Shmuel Sackett

The beautiful thing about learning the parsha with different commentaries is that many of these great Rabbis ask a simple question that flip things upside down. Did it ever happen that a well-known story in the Torah that you studied […]

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The Non-Zionist Zionist: By Shmuel Sackett

I attended a lecture recently on the life of the incredible Klausenberger Rebbe, Yekusiel Yehuda Halbertsam ztz”l. The Rebbe lost his wife and all 11 children in the Holocaust plus his mother, sisters, brother and 150 close relatives. Although he […]

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Huckabee and His Support of Missionaries in Israel: By Shmuel Sackett

I do not own a television but I work out in a gym which does have a TV. As soon as I enter the gym, before getting ready to hit the weights, I switch the channel (usually at MTV) to […]

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The UN Vote: It’s Not Obama’s Fault: By Shmuel Sackett

In the last few days I have read over 100 emails, Facebook posts and articles that had one common denominator; Obama betrayed Israel in the recent UN vote.
While I am no fan of Obama, I must state – loud and clear – […]

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Can You Differentiate Between Good and Evil? By Shmuel Sackett

 A very interesting thing happened to me recently which caused quite a storm. A dear friend of mine, from my community in Israel, was celebrating the Bat-Mitzvah of his granddaughter. The young girl lives in New York and she and […]

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Forgive Me, Land of Israel: By Shmuel Sackett

Yom Kippur is just a few hours away and we must be ready – on that great and awesome day – to beg forgiveness from the Almighty. Our holy Rabbis have taught us that while our Father in Heaven wants […]

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Why the World Cried for Shimon Peres: By Shmuel Sackett

A main part of the Rosh Ha’Shana holiday, which just finished, was the blowing of the shofar. As you know, each day we heard 100 shofar blasts. Did you ever ask yourself where that number came from? Why 100? What […]

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