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Do you have unhealthy dependencies? Can you give up your smart phone, luxury car, and golf clubs, or have you grown too dependent to let them go? Have you given them power over you?
I am not actually advocating that we give them away. I don’t feel guilty for enjoying the …

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Lech Lecha: Israel is Home

October 21, 2017 – 10:17 pm | 813 views
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When my daughter messaged me that she landed in Israel, I replied welcome home. Later, on the phone, she told me that this was the first time she had landed somewhere and did not feel homesick. My message explained why. Israel is home.
It’s not just me. In honor of Israel’s …

Lech Lecha: Holistic Prayer

November 5, 2016 – 10:24 pm | 1,099 views
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Focused Prayer
Have you heard of the rabbinical student who repeatedly failed his lifeguard test? Again and again, he failed to rescue the dummy from the bottom of the pool. The instructor finally approached and suggested that he consider removing his frock and fedora before trying again.
You can’t swim with coat …

Lech L’cha: Are you Bored?

October 30, 2015 – 2:16 pm | 9,892 views
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The Cause
We are a society accustomed to stimulation. We grow bored quickly. We surf from channel to channel, web site to web site, job to job and career to career. Hardly anyone still lives in the home of their youth. Most have moved multiple times since their first home. Routine …

Lech Lecha: Do We Care?

October 27, 2014 – 5:07 pm | 927 views
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Double Terror
This past week, Canada was shocked by two terror attacks. The first occurred on October 20 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, south of Montreal, when Martin Rouleau, a recent convert to Islam, ran over two military officers killing one and injuring the other. Do we care?
The second occurred on October 22, when …

Lech Lecha: The Convert’s Soul

October 6, 2013 – 5:58 am | One Comment | 3,161 views
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No Fear
On one of my visits to Israel a dear friend took me on a tour of the ruins of Shiloh. He showed me the remnants of a huge stone wall atop a massive hill and described how formidable the fortress appeared to lone travelers at the bottom of the …

Lech Lecha: Trickle Down Religion-omics

October 21, 2012 – 2:08 am | 2 Comments | 2,597 views
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Top Down or Middle Out
A debate rages across the United States about the best way to jump start an economy. Some believe in the top down solution; offer tax relief to job creators so they can pump more money into the economy. Others believe in the Middle Out solution; increase …

Lech Lecha: The Jewish Flu

October 10, 2010 – 2:59 am | 2 Comments | 1,498 views
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The Shot
Would you knowingly invite a friend to your home if s/he had the flu? As a parent I am always grateful when invited guests beg off because they have the sniffles. I have children at home and would never expose them to a communicable disease; not even the common …

Lech Lecha: Food for Thought At Your Dinner Table

October 11, 2007 – 10:19 pm | 988 views
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Sunday: Self Discovery
Abraham could not truly discover his true nature till he divested himself from all outside influence. Till G-d instructed him to, “Go to you, from your land, your birthplace and your father’s home.”