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Surface Attraction
A man once went to the butcher and saw two bins, one filled with fresh meat, the other, with pickled meat. The pickled meat smelled good and drew his attention. He bought five pounds of the it and returned the next day with terrible stomach pains. Why didn’t you …

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Vayetze: Building A Home

November 3, 2013 – 1:09 am | 1,560 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]

Vayeshev: Our Children

December 2, 2012 – 4:36 am | 1,120 views
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Give Me A Break!
After years of wandering, labor and suffering, Jacob returned to his father’s home. All he desired was some peace and quiet to pursue his spiritual goals without distraction. But G-d had a different plan. No sooner had Jacob caught his breath, when tension began to brew between …

Korach: Wealth as a Status Symbol

June 17, 2012 – 11:51 am | One Comment | 5,583 views
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Aspirations
What is your aspiration? To live a healthy and honest lifestyle, to raise happy well adjusted children, to contribute something of lasting significance to humanity, to live a life of piety, to master a subject and become a scholar; are all worthwhile causes, but accomplishing any of them requires money.

Mishpatim: Dont Be Crass

February 12, 2012 – 4:32 am | 835 views
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Two Laws
If you catch a burglar in your home in the middle of the night and kill him, you are not guilty of murder by Jewish law even if the burglar didn’t draw a weapon. This is because it is logical to suppose that thieves in the night intend to …

Ki Tavo: Doing It G-d’s Way

August 30, 2009 – 3:30 am | One Comment | 1,732 views
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Declaring Faith
As they entered the Holy Land our ancestors were instructed to inscribe the entire Torah on huge stones and display it for all to see. This was a declaration of faith in G-d. Entering the Holy Land was a new beginning that would require additional Divine protection and when …

Masei: Learning from Temptation

July 12, 2006 – 4:56 pm | 838 views
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Every Segment Counts
This week’s Torah portion reviews the forty-two journeys that our ancestors made through the desert. The Baal Shem Tov taught that every one of these segments represents a stage in our individual journey through life and our quest for spiritual fulfillment.

Vayeshev: Countering the Voice of Temptation

November 24, 2005 – 5:39 am | 931 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?”

Chanukah: Why Is Our Light Different From All Other Lights?

November 2, 2005 – 3:44 am | 587 views
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Simple Lights
Have you ever noticed that seasonal lights are more glamorous then the Chanukah lights? Have you ever noticed that seasonal lights come adorned with trees, gifts and a kaleidoscope of color while our lights are simple and undecorated? Have you ever noticed that ironically (or maybe by Divine Providence) …