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Let me say this right up front: Were you ever kissed, is not a question you expect to hear from a rabbi in a devar Torah. But I do mean the question sincerely, were you ever kissed? I’m not asking if you were ever kissed by your parents, grandparents, children, …

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Vayetze: Jacob’s Lifeline

November 23, 2020 – 9:22 pm | 78 views
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Have you ever gone out for drinks with colleagues and felt like a fish out of water? Suppose you are on a business trip with serious-minded professionals, but then over drinks, their professional exterior fades, and the talk turns vulgar. Your collegiality with these people is based on your common …

Vayetze: Find Your Well

November 30, 2019 – 10:51 pm | 388 views
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Find your well is a mission to live by. Once we figure how to find it, it can be the answer to life’s moral challenges.
You see, there are three kinds of places, the city, the field, and the desert. The city is where people live. Wild animals are not usually …

Vayetze: Expand Your Envelope

November 12, 2018 – 9:20 am | 655 views
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Do you expand your envelope? Are you comfortable discovering new ideas, experimenting with the unfamiliar, venturing into the unknown, pushing your boundaries, and exploring new horizons?
Most are comfortable within our sphere, we like our routines and prefer to remain within them. We walk the same routes, we shop at the …

Vayetze: Fusing Stones

November 18, 2017 – 8:20 pm | 1,441 views
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Jacob went to bed on a mountain and placed his head on twelve stones. In the morning, when he awoke, the twelve stones had fused into one. Our sages taught that during the night the angels in charge of these stones began to argue because each wanted to serve as …

Vayetze: Coincidence

December 3, 2016 – 10:36 pm | 1,667 views
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Do You Believe In Coincidence?
Albert Einstein famously said that coincidence is G-d’s way of remaining anonymous. What do you think?
Coincidence can be tricky. If I lose a dollar and someone picks it up, I get a Mitzvah. But is the Mitzvah really mine or did it just happen to fall …

Vayetze: The Jewish Oneness

November 15, 2015 – 2:55 pm | 1,855 views
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Twelve Sons
Jacob had twelve sons, each was a little different from the others. But they were much more alike than Isaac’s or Abraham’s children were. They were different parts of the same spectrum. Different colors of the same rainbow. Intrinsically, they were one.

Vayetze: Putting Children First

November 23, 2014 – 12:41 am | 1,540 views
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Children First
Do you put your children first? Are they an integral part of your life or do they intrude on your freedom? Did you marry only for love or to build a family with the person you love? When you come home, do you have eyes only for your spouse …

Vayetze: Building A Home

November 3, 2013 – 1:09 am | 2,820 views
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Three Places of Worship
Abraham Isaac and Jacob all served G-d on what would one day be the Temple Mount. Abraham called it a mountain, Isaac called it a field and Jacob called it a home.[1]