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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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Ekev: Popular is not Always Right

August 14, 2011 – 2:08 am | 801 views
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The Market Syndrome
The markets are behaving poorly, stock prices are erratic and investors, whose portfolios have been thinned, want to bail. Is it time to panic? Should we call the stock broker immediately?

Vayishlach: The Self Conscious Jew

November 14, 2010 – 3:06 am | 1,766 views
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The Wedding
What did King David mean when he wrote “I was forgotten from the heart like the dead, I was [remembered] as the vessel went missing?” (1)

Tetzaveh / Zachor: Combating The Skeptic

February 25, 2009 – 2:08 am | 777 views
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Skepticism
A debate is currently raging in campuses across the country about binge drinking. Some believe the solution lies in stricter enforcement of existing laws against underage drinking. Others argue that enforcement will simply drive the drinkers underground. They prefer to reduce the minimum drinking age and to combat the problem …

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.

Shmini: on Grieving and Joy

April 2, 2006 – 9:02 pm | 531 views
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An Ecstatic but Trying Moment
This Parsha describes a moment of glory for the children of Israel. They had been forgiven for their sin (the golden calf) and as a consolation prize G-d commanded them to build a tabernacle, a dwelling place for the Divine.

Chanukah: Menorah on Masada

December 23, 2005 – 6:01 pm | 685 views
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Mass Suicide
When you climb to the top and hike to the back you will discover a giant Chanukah Menorah on Masada and you have to wonder why. What is the connection between the story of Chanukah and the fortress of Massada? To answer this question we must go back to …

Vayetze: Stimulating Trials

December 4, 2005 – 3:12 am | 524 views
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Jacob and Laban
This week’s Parsha describes our Patriarch Jacob’s journey from parents’ home to the home of his uncle Laban. This was a journey from a place of sacred purity to a pit of immorality and deceit. Understandably, it was a difficult journey.

Vayeshev: Countering the Voice of Temptation

November 24, 2005 – 5:39 am | 895 views
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The Magic Potion
“Rabbi, what can I do to silence my inner voice,” asked the man. When the rabbi replied that this voice might never be silenced, the man exclaimed, “But it’s driving me crazy. Is there any advice that can help me overcome it?”