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Perashat Shemot 5780

Friday, January 17, 2020 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

The $2,000,000 Kaddish. Watch Rabbi Shlomo Farhi's Shabbat Shemot Message ...

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Perashat Vayehi 5780

Friday, January 10, 2020 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

Penny Wise! Watch Rabbi Shlomo Farhi's Shabbat Vayehi Message ...

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Siyum Hashas

Friday, January 03, 2020 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

Watch Rabbi Shlomo Farhi's Message from the MetLife Stadium at this year's Siyum Hashas! ...

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Perashat Mikess 5780

Friday, December 27, 2019 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

Are you burning too bright? Watch Rabbi Shlomo Farhi's Shabbat Mikess Message ...

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Perashat Vayesheb 5780

Friday, December 20, 2019 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

Wait and See... Watch Rabbi Shlomo Farhi's Shabbat Vayesheb Message ...

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Perashat Vayishlah 5780

Friday, December 13, 2019 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

Watch Rabbi Shlomo Farhi's Shabbat Vayishlah Message...

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Perashat Vayesse 5780

Friday, December 06, 2019 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

It's something short, sweet and to the point. After all your TIME is so valuable! Watch Rabbi Shlomo Farhi's Shabbat Vayesse Message ...

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Perashat Toledot 5780

Saturday, November 30, 2019 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

The day after Thanksgiving has become a day synonymous with good deals, violent fights, and late-night shopping. Over roughly the last decade there have been 11 deaths and 108 injuries associated with frenzied shoppers and their dream purchases. But that is not why the day is called Black Friday. There seems to be a popular myth that the term was coined to indicate that these sales were the ones that propelled store owners and merchants from being “in the red” to being “in the black”. As romantic and hopeful as that notion is, it is untrue. Black Friday first appears in 1951 as a reference to workers' absences, too bloated from turkey, too inebriated from alcohol, or too insulted from the inevitable family fights to turn up to work the day after Thanksgiving. It surfaces again in the early sixties as a term describing the horrible post-holiday traffic. Which brings us to its shiny new usage, a term used to denote the massive markdowns designed to produce what is the single biggest day of shopping in the US calendar. There is something fascinating about sales that somehow drive us to purchase things we don’t need.

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Perashat Haye Sarah 5780

Friday, November 22, 2019 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

Our Hazan, cantor, is Shmuel Levy. He is simply a master of his craft. His beautiful voice and soulful singing inspire our community to pray with joy and longing. He takes us on a journey through the beautiful words of the tefillah, as we visit the emotions and feelings drawn from each stirring melody. We are beyond lucky to have him. But, like in every synagogue, there are those that would prefer if our Hazan was Sean Shannon. You see, Sean is the fastest speaker in the world, a Guinness World Record holder for having once spoken a blistering 655 words per minute on August 30, 1995. Just to put that into perspective...

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Perashat Vayera 5780

Saturday, November 16, 2019 Author: Rabbi Shlomo Farhi

I think Morrocans are better off than Syrians. Before you throw rocks at me, or fire me, hear me out. I try to live my life without regrets. Every once in a while I fail. I just returned from a magnificent wedding in Morocco. Walking the ancient streets, visiting a synagogue over 500 years old, and even attending a traditional henna in a palace which is over half a millennia old gives you an interesting perspective, one where I think Morrocans are better off than Syrians. It came to me in the middle of a celebration of a people who grew up in Casablanca and Marrakesh, who could return at will to their country, be accepted and welcomed to pray at their ancient synagogues and visit the tombs of their great-great-grandparents and the holy saddikim that guided them...

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