I share with you two items of interest.
1) I will be leading a tour this coming May (May 13-20) to the Eastern European countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. These places of great historical interest to Jews – in the centuries before and certainly during the Holocaust – shape our world until today.
We will be visiting the cities of Riga, Dvinsk, Boisk, Kovno, Vilna (Shabbat in Vilna) Radin and Volozhin. All pertinent details are available at http://heritageseminars.org/eventsarchive/congregation-bnei-yeshurun-seminar/
All land arrangements are included. All flight arrangements are made privately, so anyone can join from anywhere. Just arrive in Riga on May 13 and plan to depart from Minsk on May 20.
BUT: We have only ten spots left. If you are interested, visit the web site and/or email me at Rabbi@bnaiyeshurun.org. Please join on this unforgettable heritage journey as we will immerse ourselves in the history, culture and majesty of those legendary Jewish communities.
2) My new book has just been published, volume two of “The Jewish Ethic of Personal Responsibility” (Gefen Publishing, 2018). It was published in Israel and has just recently made it to fine stores everywhere (including Judaica House in Teaneck) and is available as well at https://www.gefenpublishing.com/product.asp?productid=2326 or starting in January at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9652296503/qid=1141831973/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&v=glance&n=283155