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People often ask about the Torah’s view of women. A discussion about vows in this week’s Torah portion offers a surprising insight.
The Torah forbids many things such as shellfish, bacon, work during the Sabbath, collecting loans during the Sabbatical, and others. The Toral also permits many things. Yet, the Torah …

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Noach: Public Policy

October 28, 2019 – 12:37 am | 208 views
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Public policy must be established on principle, not empathy, says Paul Bloom, a psychology professor at Yale and author of Against Empathy: The Case For Rational Compassion. Empathy plays a role when deciding how or how much we should personally help another in need, but public policy should never be …

Noah: Spiritual Care

October 6, 2018 – 11:30 pm | 2 Comments | 2,640 views
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Our sages were critical of Noah because he did failed to provide spiritual care for the people of his generation. Noah was a righteous man and worthy of rescue from the flood, but never once did Noah plead with G-d, let alone demand from G-d, to spare the people of …

Noach: Inner Peace

October 14, 2017 – 10:11 pm | 995 views
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How does one achieve inner peace?
To answer this question we must first ask, what factors deprive us of inner peace? There are all kinds of answers to the second question. Inner peace can be hampered by money stresses, family stresses, insecurity issues and many others. But I submit that the …

Noach: Cycle of Violence

October 30, 2016 – 1:15 am | 1,700 views
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Manipulative Media
Every time terror groups strike in Israel, we hear the same dribble from shameless leaders about cycles of violence. They want us to believe that a Jew who strikes back at a terrorist is equivalent to a terrorist striking an innocent Jew. Punishing the offender is the predicate of …

Noach: A Rainbow

October 30, 2016 – 1:11 am | 1,635 views
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Rainbow – Bow in the Rain
Dolly Parton once said that if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
What is a rainbow? It is light refracted through a rain drop. Beams of light appear to be white, but they actually have many colors that the eye can’t …

Noah: Unity Of Thought

October 19, 2014 – 1:42 am | 1,296 views
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The Word
The rain began to fall and G-d told Noah to enter the Tevah. What is a Tevah? Every biblical commentator will tell you that it mean an ark. The Hebrew word Tevah, means a box or a trunk. The word is often used to describe the hull of a …

Noach: The Ebola Flood

October 19, 2014 – 1:33 am | 1,436 views
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Selfish Man
Have you ever received a backhanded compliment? The kind that acknowledges your achievement while smoothly sliding in a zinger? A particularly good zinger comes to mind when I think of Candidate Barak Obama responding to a wailing Hillary Clinton in a 2007 Democratic Primary Candidate debate. Clinton complained that …

Noah: Money is Just a Tool

October 14, 2012 – 2:39 am | 2,052 views
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The Olive Symbol
The flood had lasted for forty days and forty nights. The rainfall and water surges were relentless, nothing and no one was spared, even the mountaintops were flooded. But the rains tapered off and the waters receded. The ark, adrift on an endless ocean, floated aimlessly for months.