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Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center

A Jewish Community Built on Caring, Prayer and Learning

210-10 Union Turnpike, Hollis Hills, NY 11364
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  • Shabbat Naso 5778 Who had the most famous hair in the Hebrew Bible? If your answer is Shimshon, you would be in good company. Hair is the source of his prodigious strength, and when he is betrayed by Delilah to the Philistines, he is doomed. But you might also have offered Avshalom’s locks as the Bible’s primary exhibit ...
  • Shabbat Bemidbar 5778 I’ve never worn a military uniform, not even as a Purim costume, because I’ve never considered myself worthy of one. But as I approach my 50th birthday in a few months, I realize this week that had I been born in a different time in Jewish history, I would just be aging out of military ...
  • Shabbat Behar-Behukotai 5778 Years ago, on one of my trips to Israel, I found myself bumping into one familiar face after another as I walked in Jerusalem. It was in the days before Facebook, but I realized at the time that in terms of Jewish geography, Jerusalem was the ultimate social media site. If you haven’t seen someone ...
  • Shabbat Emor 5778 “In three places .” (Sifrei Devarim 127) It is rather fascinating that the Torah instructs us about the scheduled celebrations we call holidays three ...
  • Shabbat Aharei-Mot/Kedoshim 5778 In the midst of the Holiness Code, the section of the Torah that we read this Shabbat with our double portion of Aharei-Mot/Kedoshim, we find an agricultural law that seems contrary to a farmer’s instincts. “When you enter the land and plant any tree for food, you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it ...
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