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Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

As a father of 8, I believe in the importance of family, community and the ties that bind us. As a counselor, writer and guest speaker, I feel the influence and motivation of a society joined together can accomplish great things some may consider them "miraculous." Rabbi Eilfort is the spiritual leader of Chabad of Carlsbad, California where he resides with his wife and children

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Can girls participate in athletics while dressed modestly?

I know from personal experience that my daughters are very athletically active. It is permissible for girls to be dressed "less restrictively" while they are around other girls. This does not mean that everything comes off, from the rules on down—it merely means dressing down into clothing...

What is Sukkot?

Biblical in origin, Sukkot is a seven-day Holiday divided into two periods  (Yom Tov & Chol Hamoed ). The seven-day holiday is immediately followed by, and connected to, a separate concluding Holiday called Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah . In Israel Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah is one day, while in...

What are the Three Themes of Rosh Hashanah?

In the Musaf Amidah of Rosh Hashanah we include three unique sections, each containing liturgies and verses (from Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim) related to a certain theme of the day. The three themes are called Malchiyot (Kingship), Zichronot (Remembrances), and Shofrot (Shofars). 1 Each of...

Why do we build a Sukkah?

On Sukkot we celebrate the divine protection enjoyed by our ancestors during their 40-year sojourn in the wilderness. During that time the Clouds of Glory shielded the Children of Israel from the radical temperature variations common in the desert. At night it turned into a Pillar of Fire to guide them and...

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