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When Jacob returned to Israel after twenty-two years of being a minority in the city of Haran, where his uncle Laban lived, he said “I sojourned with Laban . . . and I acquired oxen and donkeys, flocks, manservants, and maidservants.[1]
Why did he announce that he had sojourned with Laban, …

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Toldot: Tapping Our Potential

November 13, 2009 – 5:15 pm | 1,490 views
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Double Deceit
Jacob was cooking soup and his older brother wanted a bowl. Jacob offered the soup in return for Esau’s first born ritual rites. Esau didn’t hesitate; he happily surrendered his rites for a bowl of soup.

Simchat Torah: The Dancing Souls

October 8, 2009 – 2:53 am | One Comment | 1,790 views
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Saved By The Dance
It was a cold autumn day; the skies covered with the perpetual cloud of ash that hovered daily over Auschwitz. A group of fifty young Yeshiva students were herded into the gas chambers, ostensibly for a cold shower. This was well enough into the history of Auschwitz …

Simchat Torah: Circular Logic

September 11, 2006 – 10:05 pm | 1,443 views
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Two Types
There are two types of people; the first sees tragedy, the other sees opportunity.
If their homes go up in flames, the first would reflect on the beautiful home that was, the second would contemplate the even more beautiful home that can soon be.

Yitro- Each to his own Level

February 10, 2006 – 7:46 pm | 1,966 views
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Deputizing the Students
In this week’s Parsha we read that Moses descended from Mt Sinai and began to teach G-d’s Torah to the Masses. As Moses sat from morning to evening long queues of query laden students  formed up and snaked around his tent for miles. Each sought an answer, each …

Chanukah: You Can Make A Difference

December 25, 2005 – 2:38 am | 1,668 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.

Toldot: What Is In A Name?

December 4, 2005 – 2:52 am | 1,223 views
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Jacob and Esau – Twin Brothers
We are told that Esau, the older brother, physically mature at birth. The Hebrew name Esav means ‘finished’, or complete, indicating that he completed his growth process. Jacob, the second son, emerged in hot pursuit with his tiny hand tightly clasping his brother’s heel. The …