Rabbi Yossi Harlig

Climbing your mountain

One of the most perplexing stories in the Bible is the story of the Binding of Isaac. God commands Abraham to climb a mountain and bring his only child as a sacrifice. Why a mountain? On the mountaintop, no one could witness and praise Abraham’s faithfulness and sacrifice. Abraham’s lonely ...

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Do you stop to listen to the music?

This is a true story. One cold morning at a metro station in Washington, D.C., a man sat playing his violin. As thousands of people passed through the station on their way to work, the man played six Bach pieces. Only six onlookers paused throughout the 45-minute performance. A three-year ...

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Let there be light in New York this Chanukah

As Chanukah approaches, our friends and neighbors in the northeast are struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Many in the Jewish community have lost everything and are not able to return to their homes. Others are without electricity, a kosher meal or a place to congregate. The children of the ...

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Hebrew School is for all Jewish kids

The Friendship Circle Hebrew School provides children with special needs a quality Judaic program that teaches the Jewish way of life. The mission is to educate children about the richness of their Jewish heritage and to instill pride and selfassurance in their identity as valued members of the community. Before ...

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