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September 17, 2021 – 12:03 am | One Comment | 812 views

I sit in my study late at night after breaking the fast of Yom Kippur. As I do every year, I feel euphoric. The day was so intense, we invested so much effort, and the Divine dividends that will be paid out over the year will surely be generous. We …

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Pinchas: Between the Gates

June 29, 2021 – 10:07 pm | 162 views
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As the Jacob and his family entered the gates of Egypt, Yocheved, the mother of Moses, was born between the gates. The Torah tells us that seventy Jews traveled to Egypt. Yet, if you count the names of all the people listed in Jacob’s party, you find sixty-nine. Our sages …

Pinchas: A New Generation

July 20, 2019 – 11:23 pm | 853 views
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A new generation had emerged in the desert as Moses neared the end of his life. His siblings Miriam and Aharon had passed on. His nephew Elazar was now high priest and Elazar’s son, Pinchas, had joined the ranks of the priesthood. Shortly after Aharon’s passing, we notice signs of …

Pinchas: Passover and Marijuana

July 1, 2018 – 12:06 am | One Comment | 4,778 views
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What can possibly be the connection between Passover and marijuana? Well on Passover we ask questions, and when you are high on Marijuana, well let’s just the say the questions don’t seem to matter anymore. . . This may sound facetious but bear with me. I am being serious.
Canada recently …

Pinchas: The Critical Moment

July 8, 2017 – 11:40 pm | 1,565 views
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What’s in a Moment?
Many will tell you a moment is a unit of time; passing, fleeting and infinitesimal. It is preceded by an endless parade of moments, and followed by another endless parade. A single moment in the span of eternity, is meaningless.
Others will tell you different. Each moment is …

Pinchas: A Broken Whole

July 24, 2016 – 10:58 pm | 1,814 views
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The Holy Donut
The old saying goes, there is nothing more complete than a broken heart. Sometimes to make something complete, you need to break it. You can’t make a donut unless you punch a hole in it. With a hole, it is whole. Refill the hole and you lost the …

Pinchas: From Tragedy to Joy

July 24, 2016 – 10:54 pm | 1,818 views
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More Tragedy
As the summer months arrived, we learned of more black lives killed by police shootings. After the rash of police shootings last summer and the resultant furor, we would have expected the police to introduce responsible measures to reduce tragedy, but whatever measures were taken, were simply not enough. …

Pinchas: Anti-Semitism

July 6, 2014 – 5:02 am | 2,997 views
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Jewish Surprise
As the Jewish word recoiled from the murder of three Jewish teenagers in Israel, Jews the world over were shocked by news of a Palestinian youth’s murder in Jerusalem. But with the shock came deep disappointment at the response of World leaders, who condemned Jews for this murder even …

Pinchas: Moses is You

June 25, 2013 – 1:49 pm | 5,362 views
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 The Past
There is a large cemetery in the annals of academia in which the past lies buried. This cemetery takes the form of history books monuments and museums. We visit our past, research and teach it, but we don’t live it. The past is simply, in the past. Judaism is …