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Does God Make Mistakes?

I have a philosopher for a daughter. Four-year-old philosophers are the best. They ponder life in its most basic terms.

“Hashem (God) makes mistakes sometimes.”

That’s what she said to me at the dinner table one night. It was out of the blue and I was quite taken aback, or maybe caught off guard.

I replied too […]

Tuition: How Much for Chabad Schools in Be’er Sheva?

A few months ago a Google Drive Spreadsheet went viral amongst the diaspora Jewish community. You probably saw it – it was a crowd-sourced chart of tuition in Jewish schools around the world. It was terrifying.

In Israel almost all schools are fully funded by the government. Chabad schools have additional costs for added curriculum […]

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Where Is the Rebbe?

One of the many things I love about Shabbos: I get to sit and read.

This past Shabbos I was sitting on the couch reading “Kfar Chabad,” a compilation of the Rebbe’s letters and talks about the day-to-day operations and development of Kfar Chabad. I managed to read a couple of lines before my very […]

Our Pioneering Family

I love being part of such a special group of families. We come from all different backgrounds and many different places around the world, but we are bound together in a unique way. We’re like one big family. Most of us don’t have parents or family close by, which makes it even more valuable to […]