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The Real You Is Perfect

February 24, 2024 – 9:34 pm | Comments Off on The Real You Is Perfect2 views

Perfection is not part of the human experience; in fact, perfectionism is usually unhealthy, but perfection is part of the Divine experience. And here is the surprising truth. At your very core, in your most essential state of being, you are a sliver of the Divine. This means that the …

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The Superbowl Grind

February 17, 2024 – 9:42 pm | Comments Off on The Superbowl Grind
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Every year, the world gears up for the Superbowl, and even people who don’t follow football take an interest. Somehow, the NFL has captured the imagination of the masses; the show, the glitz, the contest, and the party combine to make it an entertaining evening.

The fans see the final product. They see the best players in the NFL pit their talents against each other. They see them sprinting at impossible speeds and pivoting at impossible angles, hurling and hurtling, chasing and tackling, spinning and weaving, all at the highest level. Read the full story »

A Path to Victory

February 10, 2024 – 10:02 pm | Comments Off on A Path to Victory
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A story about the path to victory has recently circulated on social media: A mother asked her son, a soldier in Tzahal returning home on leave from Gaza, “What is the first thing you plan to do when you get home. He replied: “Hang a picture of the Bet Hamikdash—the …

Time for Torah

February 3, 2024 – 9:09 pm | Comments Off on Time for Torah
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Mishpatim: Time for Torah
The morning after our ancestors arrived at Sinai, Moses presented G-d’s proposal to appoint them His precious treasure, a kingdom of ministers, and a holy nation. Their reply: “All that G-d said, we will do.”[1]
Two days later, Moses told them that G-d would issue the Ten Commandments …

The Lightkeeper

January 27, 2024 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off on The Lightkeeper
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Boston Light, the first lighthouse to be built in what would become the United States was also the last lighthouse to have an official keeper. Sally Snowman stepped down from the role as the world slipped into 2024.

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The Secret Alef

January 16, 2024 – 2:03 pm | Comments Off on The Secret Alef
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The secret alef is the mystery of this week’s Torah portion. Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Hebrew letters also serve as numbers. Thus, alef is one; it represents G-d, who exists alone. He is one, and there is no other. By that, we mean not only …

Distance Strengthens the Bond

January 6, 2024 – 7:43 pm | Comments Off on Distance Strengthens the Bond
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Last week we talked about surviving in exile by finding meaning in it. This week, I want to ask a question. Finding meaning in the exile is lovely, but what good does it do if our connection to G-d is compromised? Scattered worldwide, we lose our cohesion and ability to …

A Father’s Happiness

December 30, 2023 – 9:30 pm | Comments Off on A Father’s Happiness

Vayechi: A Father’s Happiness
If you needed a thousand dollars to pay your bills, would you get down on your knees and beg someone for help? Would you stand on the street with a tin cup and beg for alms?
Most of us would not demean ourselves that way for money. Money …

How We Survived

December 30, 2023 – 9:16 pm | Comments Off on How We Survived

Shemot: How We Survived
When we read about our bondage in Egypt, we can’t help but wonder how we survived. I don’t just mean how we survived physically, but how we survived emotionally. How did we rise from slavery in Egypt to become the most fabled nation in history? Why did …

Where Do You Belong?

December 16, 2023 – 11:34 pm | Comments Off on Where Do You Belong?
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Where do you belong? Where is home for you? Is home where your body resides or where your soul wants to be? As Jews, we are only at home in a holy land. Yet, most Jews live in the diaspora all over the world. So, for those of us who …