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By Rabbi Dov Gartenberg Sunday, 10/07/18 Bereishit (Genesis) 18:1-8 – The practice of hospitality in Judaism originates with Avraham and Sarah. “God appeared to him [Avraham] in the plains of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to the tent in the heat of the day. He lifted his ...continue reading "Limmud Torah (Torah Study):  The Practice of Hospitality in Judaism. #1"

Why did I create Panim Hadashot-New Faces?  As you may know, Panim Hadashot-New Faces is dedicated to renewing the tradition of Shabbat Hospitality.  Why the emphasis on hospitality?   To be honest, my work as "Convener and Director" of Panim Hadashot-New Faces reflects two things in my life, a personality ...continue reading "A Personal Reflection on Why I Created Panim Hadashot-New Faces"

Why do we open the door for Elijah so late on Seder night? I learned from my Talmud teacher that the tradition of opening the door for Elijah late in the Seder was not the original tradition. Instead, the opening of the door on Pesah took place at the very beginning of ...continue reading "Panim Hadashot-New Faces Passover Appeal"

  “Hospitality is a bridge to all the great   virtues, but it is immediately accessible.   You don’t have to love or forgive or feel   compassion to extend hospitality. But   it’s more than an invitation. It is the   creation of a safe, inviting, trustworthy   space ...continue reading "A Beautiful Observation on the ‘Virtue’ of Hospitality"