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Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz

Rabbi Breitowitz is rabbi of the Woodside Synagogue in Silver Spring, MD. He received his Rabbinical Ordination and a Doctorate in Talmudic Law from the Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He is also a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland.

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Re-Connecting to Nature

One of the striking phenomena of modern Orthodox life is how distant we are from nature.  In the ancient world, both among Jews and among the other nations of the world, people were very connected and sensitive to the cycles of the sun, moon, and the stars and the planets.  Today, even navigation is no...

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