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‘Twas the night before Purim …

Haredim Purin Mea  Shearim Santa Claus
My good friend Yochanan Lavie  sent me some time ago one of the best Purim stories that I have read in a long time.
Now, who says the Haredim don’t have a good sense of humor?

Posted by Yochanan Lavie on 28.02.10 at 4:18 pm

‘Twas the night before Purim, when all through the shul

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mule;

The stockings were hung by the aron with care,

In ...

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‘A Shepherd’s Song’ analyzes Psalm 23′s metaphor — Book Review

‘A Shepherd’s Song’ analyzes Psalm 23′s metaphor

Photo: An "insider story" about the creation of the cover for Michael Leo Samuel's new book, A Shepherd's Song:


Posted on 01 May 2014.

A Shepherd’s Song: Psalm 23 and the Shepherd Metaphor in Jewish Thought by Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel, Kodesh Press, New York, NY;  ISBN 978-0-61599-132-0 ©2014, ...
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Corrections to the Website Update 10/20/2013

Dear friends,

The wesbite has had some font incompatibility issues that have corrupted much of the texts with strange machine codes and question-marks that has infested the database. We will be fixing this problem in the weeks ahead, but the work that this process demands is fairly tedious.  I will be slowly adding about 14 months worth of material back into the website. This will take time. In the meantime, feel free to ...

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Birth and Rebirth Through Genesis is NOW Available!!

Available Now!

Well, the time has come for me to start promoting my new book: Birth and Rebirth Through Genesis: A Timeless Theological Conversation Part 1: Genesis 1-3.

You can purchase the book at a nice discount at

You can also get it at Barnes and Nobles. For me, writing a book is a lot like giving birth to a baby–for we create from the depths of our own being and essence. Creativity offers a remarkable pathway to discovering how God ...

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Crossing the Rubicon–We have passed over 100,000 hits!

Another milestone has occurred this week. We have crossed the 100,000 mark for the first time! Thanks for your support. By all means, I encourage you to participate in some of the discussions. Nobody has all the answers, and we have much to learn from one another.

Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel

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