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Minyan is a quorum of ten and it is a Jewish tradition to pray with a quorum. In fact, the holiest parts of prayer, the sanctification of G-d’s name and the chanting from the Torah, may only occur in the presence of a minyan. We believe that our prayers have …

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Vayetze: Putting Children First

November 23, 2014 – 12:41 am | 1,982 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 | 3,278 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]

Vayetze: We Are One

November 18, 2012 – 2:11 am | 2,732 views
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A Single Vote
I wanted to vote in the recent US elections, I really did. But once again life got in the way. I can’t tell you how many times I berated myself for not partaking in this great democratic privilege. Men and women died for to preserve it and all …

Vayetze: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

November 27, 2011 – 4:40 am | 2,427 views
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Is Talking Enough?
We live in a world of action. If you want something to be real, you can’t just talk about it, you have to do something about it. Talking about love is not enough. Even if you truly love your words aren’t real until you do something to show …

Vayetze: Are you Content?

November 9, 2010 – 8:35 pm | 2,082 views
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A Reason to live
Are you content with life? You make a living, enjoy a circle of close-knit friends and are loved by family; does this suffice to contend?

Vayetze: Our Purpose

December 9, 2008 – 5:16 pm | 2,058 views
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Look A Kippah
When I was growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, few Jews wore their Kippot (head coverings) outdoors. Seeing a man wearing a Kippa on the street always generated excitement: my siblings and I would point in awe and exclaim, “Look, there is a Jew.” We felt an immediate kinship …

Vayetze: Food for Thought at your Dinner Table

November 6, 2007 – 4:30 pm | 2,880 views
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Sunday: Its all in the Mind
There are two levels of prophecy. The higher level is divine revelation. The lower level is divine communication. Our sages taught that G-d does not reveal himself to prophets in the diaspora unless they first merited at least one revelation in the holy land. This …

Vayetze: Teffilin, The Bond of Love

November 12, 2006 – 12:54 am | 1,916 views
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Cross Roads
Just before Jacob left his father in law, Laban’s, home, he fulfilled the Mitzvah of Teffilin, phylacteries. (1)