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Rabbi, Teacher, Husband, Father, Dog Owner, Writer
Rabbi, Teacher, Husband, Father, Dog Owner, Writer

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My Day School rabbis told us that, if Hitler ever came to America, Israel would come and rescue us.

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A Rabbi's Thoughts About the Holocaust, April, 2017
Thoughts About the
Holocaust, 2017 By Rabbi David
Hartley Mark, M.A., M.Phil.             I first
became aware of the Holocaust at the age of eleven, when I read Leon Uris’s “Exodus.”
His descriptions both enticed me and gave me nightmares. (I have since fo...

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"What if it's a girl? I would love a girl...."

"Kevudah, will you not hearken to the voice of your Husband, your Lord and Master? It will be a boy, for the Lord God of Hosts has spoken it."

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Tazria-Metzora: Kevudah, 16-year-old Wife of Eleazar ben Aaron: "You will bear me a Son"
Tazria-Metzora By Rabbi David
Hartley Mark             I am
Kevudah, the “honored one,” wife of Eleazar, Aaron’s third son—but his eldest,
now that Nadav and Avihu are dead, killed by the hand of God—the flames of God,
I mean. They offered “strange fire”—so...

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The Schnorrer was so filthy and itchy, he began to rub his back against the Rich Man's picket fence.

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The Schnorrer (Beggar), the Rich Man, and the Picket Fence: A Tale
A rich man looked out the window of his house, and saw a schnorrer, a beggar, rubbing his back against his picket fence. The rich man went outside and called to him, "Why are you rubbing your back against my fence? You'll break it!" The schnorrer said mourn...

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"Make the Family proud," Dad says.

He's always been so tough on us, even when we were little....

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Shemini: The Deaths of Nadav & Avihu, Sons of Aaron the High Priest
Shemini: The
Deaths of Nadav & Avihu, Sons of Aaron By Rabbi David
Hartley Mark “Aaron lifted his hands toward the people and blessed
them… and he stepped down after offering the burnt offering[s]. Fire came forth
from the LORD and consumed the burnt offeri...

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"You counted the palm trees? Who counts palm trees?"

"Well, he gave us extra matza."

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Day 7, The First Passover: Walking Thro' Sinai, 1446(?), 1250(?) BCE
Day 7, The First
Passover: Walking Through Sinai, 1446 BCE(?), 1250 BCE(?) By David Hartley
Mark Scene: Somewhere in
the Wilderness of Sin, between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth of the second
month after the departure of the Israelites from the Land of E...
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