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Rabbi Mendel's blog features his Dvar Torah (Torah lesson) column from the weekly E-TORAH, ocassional musings and other articles that he authors from time to time.
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The Winning Streak

Let me tell you about a phone call I received this week.  A fellow calls me up one night, and introduces himself as a Jewish businessman from New York.  Let’s call him Andrew.

“I just arrived in Boise for a one-day business trip.  As I landed in Boise, my wife informed me that my tefillin are sitting right next to the spot where my travel bag was the night before.  I had forgotten my tefillin.”

Being associated with Chabad in New York, Andrew had heard that Chabad has branches around the globe.  “Maybe there is a Chabad center in Boise and they can get me a pair of tefillin,” he mused.  With a few clicks on the Internet, he had my number and we were connected.

So at 10:30 pm I f… Read More »

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