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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 Toldot 5779 Esav has come home from the hunt, and all he wants is something to eat. He sees his twin brother, Ya’akov, cooking lentil stew, and demands some. Ya’akov, wily from the womb, asks for the birthright in return. Esav’s answer is remarkable: “I am at the point of death, so of what use is the ...
  • Shabbat Vayera 5779 It has been said that the pivotal moment in our tradition’s history was when Avraham began to negotiate with God over the fate of the righteous people in Sodom. “Far be it from You to do such a thing like this, to kill virtuous with wicked…far be it from You. Will the judge of all ...
  • Shabbat Lekh-Lekha 5779 When we say at the seder that “My father was a wandering Aramean–Arami oved avi“–we might be referring to our very first father, Avram. At the end of last week’s Torah portion, we met him, and he is almost immediately on the move, leaving Ur of the Chaldeans on his way to Haran. Of course, his travels ...
  • Shabbat Bereshit 5779 “When the woman saw that the tree was good for eating and a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable as a source of wisdom, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave some to her husband, and he ate” (Genesis 3:6).    What kind of fruit was it? It’s amazing how ...
  • Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot 5779 Do you ever feel that all of your hard work is for naught? Do you ever ruminate on the reality that no matter how much you accumulate, you can’t take it with you? Do you lay awake at night worrying?   If the answer to any or all of these questions is “yes,” then chapter two of Kohelet is perfect for ...
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