Israel

Legacy: The Yellow Violin

Flemington, New Jersey, was stop number one on my three-week August concert tour some years back....

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Colors: Purple Color

Soroka shines for the world as a beacon of peaceful coexistence, hope, healing, and innovation. As the sole major medical center for the entire south of Israel, Soroka fulfills its humanitarian role in emergency response of all kinds. Soroka Medical Center is Israel’s leading healthcare institution and the sole major medical center for the Negev region, caring for over 1.2 million people and 400,000 children residing in the Negev.

Hesped For Rabbi Moshe David Tendler

We are here today to mourn the loss and reflect on the life and legacy of Rabbi Moshe David Tendler, a senior rosh yeshivah at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Professor of Biology and former chair of the Biology Department in Yeshiva College, and the Rabbi Isaac and Bella Tendler Professor of Jewish Medical Ethics.

My wife is one of the sharpest people I know. Many years ago, when we were engaged, I was a bit surprised when I overheard her talking on the phone. “Look,” she told her friend, “I know it can’t be. I know no one’s perfect. Everyone has flaws. But I’m telling you, he’s perfect!

Flemington, New Jersey, was stop number one on my three-week August concert tour some years back. Half of the buildings in this Delaware River town are on the Register of Historic Places. Masterfully restored nineteenth-century Victorians resplendent with sumptuous flower boxes line each side of the main boulevard. This is not just another exit on the turnpike— its claim to fame is the immense Greek Revival courthouse built in 1828, the site of the Lindbergh “Trial of the Century.” I was staying in a quaint bed and breakfast just a block away. All these niceties have little to do with what made this event so special. Here’s the story: