Articles by Rabbi Yossi Harlig




Climbing your mountain

One of the most perplexing stories in the Bible is the story of the Binding of Isaac. God commands Abraham to climb a mountain and…


Do you stop to listen to the music?

This is a true story. One cold morning at a metro station in Washington, D.C., a man sat playing his violin. As thousands of people…


Let there be light in New York this Chanukah

As Chanukah approaches, our friends and neighbors in the northeast are struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Many in the Jewish community have lost everything…


Do a few extra minutes really matter?

It is not uncommon to hear people say, “We’ve got a few hours to kill.” Why do we use the phrase “killing time”? We may…


Hebrew School is for all Jewish kids

The Friendship Circle Hebrew School provides children with special needs a quality Judaic program that teaches the Jewish way of life. The mission is to…


Which candidate are we endorsing?

As America gears up for Election Day, another “election” is taking place. This Rosh Hashanah, as on every other one, God will be voted in…


Music makes the world go round

Summer did not end quietly at the Friendship Circle, and that’s just how we like it. The campus was bustling with children and volunteers enjoying…