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Eikev - Jewish Parenting - It Takes A Kibbutz©

Jewish Parenting - It Takes A Kibbutz© Rabbi David Baum
I just had my 37th birthday - I know some of you think I’m still a kid, but I feel old.
I grew up in a time with mix tapes - anyone in here remember mix tapes? You would tape a song from the radio, it wasn’t the best quality, or you would take your friends tapes - also, not the best quality.
But, you could make your own album - that was different then the past - now you were your own music producer - but it wasn’t easy. You still went to the store, you bought tapes, you interacted with others - you were part of the system.
All of that changed with Napster - music sharing
Now, you could high quality music, make your own album -
I-tunes came and added some morality - now we don’t steal music - we shouldn’t at least - but, a reality was set - you make your own album - it’s all about you.
We live in a boutique culture - everything can be suited just for you for a price - everything is individualized. As a consumer, this is great, but i…

15th Anniversary of 9/11/2001 - Shabbat Shoftim - For Those Who Changed The World Through their Bravery

Shoftim – September 11, 2016 - For Those Who Changed The World Through their Bravery Rabbi David Baum
Click here to listen to Rabbi Irwin Kula’s haunting reading (Sung to Aicha trope) “Honey.  Something terrible is happening.  I don't think I'm going to make it.  I love you.  Take care of the children.” “Hey Jules.  It's Brian.  I'm on the plane and it's hijacked and it doesn't look good.  I just wanted to let you know that I love you, and I hope to see you again.  If I don't, please have fun in life, and live life the best you can.  Know that I love you, and no matter what, I'll see you again.” I love you a thousand times over and over.  I love and need you.  Whatever decisions you make in your life, I need you to be happy, and I will respect any decisions you make.”
We are fortunate enough to live in an age where almost everyone has cell phones, and what I read you I just read were a couple of transcripts, sacred words, words of goodbye from victims of 9/11.…