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May 18, 2024 – 10:56 pm | Comments Off on Are We Equal?8 views

Are we truly equal? We all know someone smarter, wiser, more capable, industrious, resourceful, or creative, than us. We also know people less wise, capable, industrious, resourceful, or creative than us. So, are we truly equal?
The answer is yes, but not because we are all equally capable. Our skill sets …

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What Can We Do?

October 9, 2023 – 2:57 am | Comments Off on What Can We Do?663 views
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These past two days have been the most difficult for our people in the last fifty years. It was Simchat Torah, a time for rejoicing, yet it was a time of horror. Nearly a thousand members of our family were brutally murdered, more than a hundred were taken hostage, and …

The Passing of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

November 12, 2020 – 6:18 pm | Comments Off on The Passing of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks24,347 views
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It has been around a year since the world has lost a great leader with the passing of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Who will be his successor?
There will be millions beginning with me and you.
Rabbi Sacks was a unique and leading voice among rabbis in our generation. His keen intellect and …

Festival Shabbat: Show Respect

April 14, 2017 – 2:01 pm | Comments Off on Festival Shabbat: Show Respect5,185 views
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United Airlines
Social media is abuzz with the terrible story that occurred on United Airlines several days ago. Dr, Dao, a 69 year old physician on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, was physically dragged off a plane after being beaten by three police officers. The physician’s crime was refusing to …

Two Girls One Family

April 15, 2016 – 1:15 am | Comments Off on Two Girls One Family3,015 views
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This past weekend, two Jewish high-school girls Bracha Katz and Rivkah Moshe from Miami, Florida, joined their classmates on a school trip to Orlando. During the weekend, on Shabbat afternoon, the two went for a stroll, when they tripped and fell into a swamp. They managed to extract themselves from …

Don’t Pass The Puck: Your Children Need You

April 6, 2016 – 10:29 pm | Comments Off on Don’t Pass The Puck: Your Children Need You2,579 views
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The other day I went to the blood lab for a blood test. When I presented my paper work (remember I live in the happy world of Socialised Medicine) the technician gave me a long face accompanied by a sophisticated eye roll and a dismissive hand wave. I thought I …

Simchat Torah: On Foot

October 5, 2012 – 8:55 pm | Comments Off on Simchat Torah: On Foot3,983 views
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The Odd Celebration
Simchat Torah is a festive holiday. We carry the Torah scroll around the Bimah (Torah reading table) and dance the night away. The reason for this great joy is the completion of our annual cycle of Torah reading.[1] Every Shabbat we chant a portion from the Torah and …

Ki Tavo: How To Grow A Relationship

September 11, 2011 – 2:45 am | Comments Off on Ki Tavo: How To Grow A Relationship2,486 views
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An Odd Verse
Many verses in the Torah are difficult to translate, but this one is a real mystery.
“You spoke G-d this day, to be your lord… And G-d spoke you this day to be His people.” (1)
Can you make sense of this verse? If you’re struggling with it you’re …

Vayetze: Grappling With Sin

November 22, 2009 – 4:45 am | Comments Off on Vayetze: Grappling With Sin2,204 views

Showdown
Jacob lived with his uncle Laban for twenty years. During this time he married two of Laban’s daughters, fathered twelve children and built a lucrative cattle trade. Toward the end of this time Jacob sensed his uncle’s hostility and his growing resentment of Jacob’s success.Fearing his uncle, Jacob gathered his …