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Rabbi Velvel Gurkow

Rabbi Velvel Gurkow was born and raised in Boston MA.
He studied in Brooklyn NY and was ordained by Rabbi Dovid Shochat, chair of Toronto's Orthodox rabbinical body. Among other cities, he has traveled to Johannesburg, SA, Buffalo, NY and Manchester, UK teaching and counseling people of all ages. He now teaches special education high school in Montreal QC, where he lives with his wife and son.

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Touring Creation

"Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and they shall rule over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the heaven and over the animals and over all the earth and over all the creeping things that creep upon the earth" (Genesis 1:26). Several years ago, my friend and I visited the Chobe Park...

Icy Hearts

In the winter, the ice and bitter winds take on a character of their own. The agents of winter make their way around our world, settling upon oceans and neighborhoods alike; indifferent to the wants and needs of those affected. They quietly force us into our houses and convert our colorful landscapes into doldrums...

Understanding Tragedy

The human is the most amazing creature ever to have walked our planet. The human’s mind controls it and differentiates it from every other being. Animals are exhibiting a level of intelligence far superior to anything scientists might have noticed before. Nevertheless, the human mind is more constructive then...

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