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Yossi Ives

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Yossi Ives is the rabbi of Cong. Ahavas Yisrael of Pomona, N.Y. He is founder and is Chief Executive of Tag International Development, a charitable organization that focuses on sharing Israeli expertise with developing countries. Yossi holds a PhD. in Coaching Psychology and is a qualified life coach who specializes in relationship coaching. He is the author of several books, mainly on mysticism and psychology.
Why did the rabbi endanger his life to come to synagogue when he could have prayed at home? Why did he lead the service, against his normal practice? And why was he so emotional?
A tale of two reckless (and helpless) fathers
The father frequently staggered around in public, even collapsing in a drunken heap in the gutter. He became the object of mockery and ridicule.
“If I save you from the well, will you marry me?” asked the man, who was excited by her rich and illustrious family.
Michal was elevated to a position of great privilege and earned David's ire by rebuking him for what she considered unbecoming behavior for a monarch.
Elisha defied the Romans and walked around wearing his tefillin. Then a miracle happened.
The story begins with the men engaged in conversation when a fruit was brought to them.
The Talmud states that Ravshakeh was a Jewish apostate, meaning a renegade Jew who had disowned his own religion and people.
What was a budding Torah scholar doing engaging in this kind of pleasure?
As strange as it may seem, the Israelites seem to have only observed Passover once during their 40-year sojourn in the desert.
A process of fragmentation had begun, whereby great scholars established academies of their own.
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