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A Holiday
Joseph Stalin reputedly visited a Jewish inmate in prison who was rumored to foresee the future. Can you tell me, asked Stalin, when I will die? Well, replied the Jew, I can’t tell you the exact date, but I can tell you that will die on a Jewish holiday. …

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Ki Tisa: Make Light

March 16, 2017 – 9:59 am | 174 views
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Shabbat Candles
Don’t make light of Shabbat. Make light for Shabbat.
A child came home from a Hebrew lesson and told her parents that she wanted to make light for Shabbat by lighting candles. The parents agreed to satisfy her whim and lit candles as the sun set on Friday. As they …

Bamidbar: Positive Thought

May 18, 2014 – 3:38 am | 547 views
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Is Optimism Naive?
Are you confident about the future? There are those who are frustratingly optimistic. No matter what the present, their faith in mankind, destiny and G-d’s basic commitment to goodness is unshakable. Others are more jaded. They look at the current state of affairs and take a dismal view …

Canukah: Despite the Odds

November 21, 2013 – 6:50 pm | 7,114 views
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The Source of Light
In the course of life there are times of joy and of melancholy. When we are surrounded by friends and a constructive support network, when we are successful at home and at work, when we are satisfied with personal progress and development it is easy to coast …

Vayera: A Nation of Twinkling Stars

November 2, 2008 – 1:51 am | 1,079 views
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Flickering Flames
The first snow of the winter is always a delight, but not when it arrives in October.

Noach: Seeds of Light

October 28, 2008 – 3:44 am | 676 views
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Oy – A Tzoro
Have you ever been “oif tzoros?” It’s a prominent Yiddish aphorism that means “in trouble.” If your mother gave you shopping money and you lost it in a bad bet then you are “oif tzoros.” If your wife caught you drinking with friends while you claimed to …

B’haalotcha: The Silent Flame

June 14, 2006 – 4:47 pm | 706 views
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Hardly any Splash at all
One of the criteria by which professional high divers are rated is their smooth water entrance and the resultant splash factor.

Chanukah: You Can Make A Difference

December 25, 2005 – 2:38 am | 797 views
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Dedication
Chanukah is a holiday that means many things to many people. To some its potato latkes (pancakes) and dreidels; to others its candles and lights. But, in truth, the word Chanukah simply means dedication.

A Modern Chanukah Story

December 25, 2005 – 2:36 am | 663 views
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During the course of this week Jews around the world celebrate the holiday of Chanukah. Chanukah means so many things to so many people. To some it is a spiritual opportunity for reflection and introspection; to reflect upon the historical origin of the holiday and its relevance to modern day …