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Rabbi Benny’s Weekly Torah Thought: The One with the Interrogation

Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Shliach in Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, delivers his brief and hilarious thought on this week’s Parasha, Bo. This week Rabbi Benny answers the question: If the rabbis who sanctified the new Jewish Lunar month anyways knew the exact moment when the moon would be reborn, then why did the Torah also require the testimony of 2 witnesses who’d seen the new moon in order to seal the deal? Couldn’t their intellectual scientific mastery be enough?

Picture of the Day: French Consul Does ‘Kipah Challenge’

In response to the current situation with anti-Semitism in France, where some Jewish leaders have suggested that Jews not wear yarmulkes in public out of fear for their safety, Rabbi Mikhael Cohen, head of Chabad for French-speakers in New York City, created the ‘Kipah Challenge,’ in which Jews and non-Jews alike take photos of themselves publically wearing a Kipah in defiance of terror.

Heartwarming Lottery Story a Hoax

Yesterday evening the NY Post published a heartwarming story that spread through social media like wildfire: a nurse at a California nursing home received a Powerball ticket from her boss – Frum businessman and philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz – and won the largest jackpot in lottery history. Unfortunately, the story turned out to be a hoax.