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A Spiritual Building

Manhattan, NY

December 31, 2010 8:58 AM


The construction of the Sanctuary represents not only a physical
building, but also a spiritual one:
That G‑d shall have a dwelling place in the heart of every Jew.

Michoel is an innovative educator, outdoor enthusiast and avid photographer. Michoel grew up in Australia where he used the 'Outback' to refine his photography skills. He pursued studies at Mayanot in Israel, the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey and Rabbinical studies at Kollel Menachem in Brooklyn NY. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah, and daughter. Read more about his organization at Oneinfocus.org.

Outside Looking In

Columbia, MD

December 23, 2010


The sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe was once gazing out of the window,
when his teacher approached him.


"Always remember Yosef Yitzchak," he said, "it is better to be
on the outside looking in, than on the inside looking out."

Michoel is an innovative educator, outdoor enthusiast and avid photographer. Michoel grew up in Australia where he used the 'Outback' to refine his photography skills. He pursued studies at Mayanot in Israel, the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey and Rabbinical studies at Kollel Menachem in Brooklyn NY. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah, and daughter. Read more about his organization at Oneinfocus.org.

Kindling Icicles

Columbia, MD

December 16, 2010


The Baal Shem Tov loved light.
When candles were scarce, he instructed his disciples to collect icicles from the branches, place them in candleholders and light them.


The third Lubavitcher Rebbe said,
"For the Baal Shem Tov's Chassidim, ice burned and yielded light.
Today you sit in heated and well lit rooms, and yet it's cold and dark."

Michoel is an innovative educator, outdoor enthusiast and avid photographer. Michoel grew up in Australia where he used the 'Outback' to refine his photography skills. He pursued studies at Mayanot in Israel, the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey and Rabbinical studies at Kollel Menachem in Brooklyn NY. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah, and daughter. Read more about his organization at Oneinfocus.org.

The Art of Marriage

Crown Heights, NY

December 9, 2010

Man is a line. Woman is a circle.


Marriage is the art of making a oneness out of these two,
mingling the directed, mission-oriented linear energy of the male
with the nurturing, embracing circular energy of the female.


Combine a line and a circle and you get a spiral.
When both man and woman transcend themselves and open up to the divine power that unites them,
they create an infinite spiral, twirling upward in a dance of love.
(Words compiled by Rabbi Aron Moss, Sydney Australia)

Michoel is an innovative educator, outdoor enthusiast and avid photographer. Michoel grew up in Australia where he used the 'Outback' to refine his photography skills. He pursued studies at Mayanot in Israel, the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey and Rabbinical studies at Kollel Menachem in Brooklyn NY. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah, and daughter. Read more about his organization at Oneinfocus.org.

Victory of Light

Times Square, NY

December 2, 2010

Chanukah commemorates a spiritual battle.
The Greeks fought to make Judaism a culture void of G‑dliness.
Lighting the menorah is our battle emblem - the victory of light over darkness.

Michoel is an innovative educator, outdoor enthusiast and avid photographer. Michoel grew up in Australia where he used the 'Outback' to refine his photography skills. He pursued studies at Mayanot in Israel, the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey and Rabbinical studies at Kollel Menachem in Brooklyn NY. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah, and daughter. Read more about his organization at Oneinfocus.org.
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