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The Rabbi's Blog

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Dear congregants, visitors, friends, and fans of the North Country Jewish community, over the next few weeks and months, we will begin to post and use this blog site as a means to communicate, share, and unify our community around all things Jewish. This will be a forum to educate, entertain, and generate helpful and thoughtful discussions effecting not just our local Jewish congregation but the broader Jewish world. Enjoy- Rabbi David Joslin


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