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Have yourself an Orthodox Chanukah

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO–This year, the first night of Chanukah is Tuesday December 16, 2014, at which time we will light one Chanukah light plus the shamash. The second night we light 2 lights plus a shamash. The third night we light 3 lights plus a shamash, and so on and so forth […]

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Why give kosher food to a treif eater?

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO — A mitzvah is a precious gift for us to cherish always, wherever we are, whatever circumstances we find ourselves in, as the following true story illustrates: Thirty thousand Boy Scouts joined together in Virginia for a national Boy Scout Jamboree. Among the myriad groups of scouts who attend […]

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Everything in the Torah has importance

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO –A Rabbi was giving a lecture and commented that everything mentioned in the Torah teaches us a deep eternal lesson that has a dramatic impact on our lives today and for all time. Every word of Torah is precious. A scoffer in the audience sneered,”What great lesson do we […]

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Questions the father of the bride- to- be should ask

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO– A man once came to Rabbi Shmuel Rozovsky (1913-1979), the rosh yeshiva (dean) of Ponovezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, regarding a boy in the yeshiva who had been proposed as a match for his daughter. He asked the rosh yeshiva how many hours a day the boy learned; was he […]

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The good examples of Reb. Aharon Kotler

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO — Yaakov beseeched Hashem (G-d) that his descendents should not be unworthy (vis. Rashi – shelo tehay psul b’zari). It was crucial to Yaakov that Torah carry on throughout the generations. When we study, practice and transmit Torah, we are bringing nachas (pride and joy) to our patriarch Yaakov. […]

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What the pupil taught the teacher

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO — There is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her students […]

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Paying attention to the homeless

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO — Avraham was a model of chesed (kindness) and rachamim (mercy). His tent had a door on each side so that he could invite geusts wherever they might come from. These beautiful traits have been hallmarks of the Jewish people, handed down from generation to generation ever since, as […]

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Who can use a medal more?

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO –I went to Yeshiva with a wonderful friend named Mark Marshall. He told this true story at his father’s funeral: Bud Marshall kept a small box in his bedroom where he kept several important & sentimental mementos including the medals he had earned for his service in WWII. These […]

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The fowl trick they tried to play on the rabbi

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO — The generation that stood at Har Sinai was the greatest generation of all time. Their leader was the greatest leader of all time. This was not a coincidence. Hashem gives us leaders in proportion to the generation. The greater the generation, the greater the leader. Young Rabbi Yechezkel […]

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Don’t overdo the pre- Pesach cleaning

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO — A General will sometimes need to sacrifice a battle in order to win the war. An expert chess player will sometimes sacrifice a chess piece in order to win the match. The manager of a baseball team will sometimes sacrifice a runner in order to win the game. […]

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The Wise Rabbi and the Passover Turnabout

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO — Pesach is just around the corner. As we do our Pesach shopping and preparations, here is a nice story to keep in mind: Rabbi Yosef Charif of Slonim was known for his sharpness and insight. Every year as Pesach approached, he received a multitude of queries concerning the […]

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What turned the ‘behavior problem’ around

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By  Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO– One person, imbued with belief, can accomplish astounding things as the following true story illustrates: Gary was a boy in a Jewish elementary school in Pittsburgh who was known throughout the school as a big behavior problem. Year after year, by teacher after teacher, he was found to be […]

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How the rabbi was able to observe yahrzeit

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Editor’s Note: Rabbi Baruch Lederman, whose column regularly appears in San Diego Jewish World, this week introduces Rabbi Yehuda Simes as a guest columnist.   In 2010 Rabbi Simes suffered injuries that left him a quadriplegic.  The following true story is told in his own words. By Rabbi Yehuda Simes OTTAWA, Canada — Over the course […]

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Thank HaShem, the other side kept delaying

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By Rabbi Baruch Lederman SAN DIEGO–Another delay?!  Another costly delay. It was getting ridiculous already.  Michael Malady entered into a contract to buy a condo in New Jersey as an investment. He wanted to fix it up, spruce it up, and resell it. Time and opportunity were a wasting. He was supposed to close on […]

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