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Rabbi Daniel Brenner

  • Got Gelt?

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Chanukah gelt seems like a simple tradition. A grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, or family friend hands the children a few coins as they watch the Chanukah lights flicker. Money goes from one generation to the next, expressing love and delight that speaks to the child in endless...

  • Finding Fault

    July 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "And these were the journeys of Israel from the time they left the land of Egypt at the hands of Moshe and Aharon." (Numbers 33:1)

    From that opening verse, the Torah then proceeds to list the 42 separate legs of our journey through the desert, identifying each of Israel's 42 desert...