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Happy New Year to Our Jewish Readers

Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Brooklyn Heights’ Congregation B’nai Avraham sounded the shofar yesterday at Brooklyn Bridge Park (see photo and text here) at a Tashlich ceremony to welcome the New Year.

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Brooklyn Heights Rabbi Quoted In NY Times Report On Whiskey And The Jewish Market

The New York Times reports today about one of quality whiskey’s biggest fan bases – observant Jews. Quoted in the piece is Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Congregation B’nai Avraham on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.

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Borough Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Monday

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will light the Borough Hall Christmas Tree (last year’s in photo) this Monday, December 5, at 5:30 p.m. There will be entertainment (besides the always entertaining Marty) and a visit from Santa. Refreshments will be served afterward in Borough Hall. Chanukah comes late this year. The first candle on the [...]

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Israeli Media Network Claims Ricky’s Protests Boost Sales

According to a West Bank-based Israeli media network, protests against Ricky’s sale of West Bank-made products have been a boon for the store and for Ahava, the manufacturer. IsraelNationalNews.com: A Brooklyn-based group trying to convince locals to boycott Israeli-made Dead Sea skin care products has managed to promote the region and boost the company’s business [...]

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Guest Blog: Rabbi Simcha and Rabbi Raskin

We asked Rabbi Simcha Weinstein and Rabbi Aaron Raskin to write a little something in celebration of Rosh Hashanah , the year 5771 and Yom Kippur: In tumultuous times of social and economic upheaval, one must reflect with great poignancy on the big questions posed by the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. [...]

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NY Daily News on the B’nai Avraham Thief

Over the last few years, Congregation B’nai Avarham on Remsen Street has been the victim of several break-ins all  reportedly committed by the same person.  Today the NY Daily News covers the story: NY Daily News:  “I feel you have to separate the person from the act,” said Rabbi Aaron Raskin. “If he’s a thief, [...]

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Rabbi Raskin recognized as a rising star

Rabbi Aaron (Ari) Raskin from Congregation B’Nai Avraham on Remsen Street was just named to the top 10 Global Rising Star rabbis in a new survey published by rabbis within the Chabad-Luvabitch movement. Per the announcement: #4 Ari Raskin, Brooklyn, New York Raskin founded Chabad of Brooklyn Heights and became the head of B’nai Avraham [...]

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Rabbi Raskin Has Advice for Leaders

Congregation B’nai Avraham is bursting with literary talent.  First, Rabbi Simcha Weinstein unleashed his Up Up and Oy Vey in 2006 and his upcoming Schtick Shift and now Rabbi Aaron Raskin has teamed up with management consultant Dr. Thomas D. Zweifel in writing The Rabbi and the CEO: The Ten Commandments of 21st Century Leaders.

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Hero Doctor, Amazing Rabbi Return Lost Item in Miraculous Series of Events

The Jewish Press reports today on what can certainly be considered a miracle.  Back in February, LICH’s Dr. Alan Shulsinger found a pair of Tefillin (black leather prayer boxes) and Tallis (prayer shawl) in the trash on Henry Street near Atlantic.  The Schulsinger reached out to Congregation B’nai Avraham’s Rabbi Aaron Raskin to help him [...]

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