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Is “too perfect” a thing? Have you ever worried about being too perfect? Most of us worry that we aren’t perfect enough. But I know of at least one person who worried about being too perfect. Our collective grandfather, Abraham.
The Torah tells us that Abraham recovered from his circumcision in …

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Sh’lach: Never Stop Loving

June 13, 2012 – 2:41 pm | 2,617 views
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LOL
When you see the popular texting term LOL do you read Lots of love or Laugh out Loud?
When you hear that Jews were sentenced to forty years of wandering the desert for believing the terrible report about Israel from the ten spies, you have to wonder, should we Laugh out …

Shavuot: How To Celebrate An Anniversary?

May 21, 2012 – 1:20 am | 2,352 views
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Ani-Very-Sorry
Shavuot is the anniversary of the day we received the Torah. Almost every year before my anniversary my friends ask, so what are you going to do for your anniversary? I submit that a much better question would be what is your anniversary going to do for you? And if …

Chayei Sarah: Man and Woman

November 13, 2011 – 3:18 am | 2,222 views
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Who Does the Chasing?
Mazal Tov, they’re engaged, soon to be married. When is the wedding? The date hasn’t been set yet; the invitations aren’t even printed. And how did they meet? Actually, he caught a glimpse of her one day and from that very first moment he knew she was …

Vayera: When Weakness Becomes Obsession

November 7, 2011 – 3:17 am | 2,308 views
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Abraham and the Philistines
When Abraham and Sarah visited the Philistines they neglected to mention that they were married. Abimelech, the Philistine king, soon requisition Sarah for his harem, but G-d appeared in Abimelech’s dream to warn him that Sarah was a married woman.

Ki Tetze: Why Divorce Is Necessary

September 5, 2011 – 8:09 pm | One Comment | 3,824 views
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Two Worlds
Nearly all children dream of marriage, yet nearly half of today’s marriages end in divorce, why is divorce so rampant? Conversely, with divorce so rampant, why do we still marry?

Vaetchanan: The Love Deficit

August 10, 2011 – 5:17 pm | 3,429 views
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Managing Debt
Unless you’ve been hibernating, you have certainly heard that the United States Congress voted to raise its national debt ceiling by 2.4 trillion while pledging to cut spending by nearly the same amount.

Vayechi: Let’s Stand Up For Eternal values

December 15, 2010 – 8:06 pm | 2,149 views
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The Oldest Trade
A 2011 case in the Ontario Superior Court has attracted media attention. Practitioners of the oldest trade known to man argued in court that laws prohibiting their trade place them in harm’s way and are unconstitutional. A lower Ontario court agreed and struck down these laws, effectively decriminalizing …

Chukas: You Only Live Once

June 13, 2010 – 3:43 am | 2,079 views
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Mired in Grudge
Imagine a sculpture was formed of your likeness of you when you were young and strong. Forty years later you would look back and see yourself in your prime; frozen in time at the peak of your strength. You would gaze wistfully at the strong lines of your …