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May 18, 2024 – 10:56 pm | Comments Off on Are We Equal?41 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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Personal Liberation

May 15, 2022 – 5:25 pm | Comments Off on Personal Liberation805 views
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Personal liberation from insecurity, worry, fear, doubt, or obsession, have been on my mind lately because I recently turned fifty. I am not usually one to dwell on birthdays, but this benchmark is not easily dismissed. Not because fifty seems old. It stopped seeming old a long time ago. But …

B’har B’chukotai: The Workweek

May 9, 2020 – 11:15 pm | Comments Off on B’har B’chukotai: The Workweek1,422 views
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The workweek is mundane, Shabbat is holy. Right? Well, maybe not. Let’s take a closer look.
The Torah presents the laws of the Sabbatical year. For six years, work your fields, on the seventh year you shall rest. This is remarkably similar in both content and language to Shabbat—for six days …

B’har: To Be Happy

May 25, 2019 – 11:32 pm | Comments Off on B’har: To Be Happy1,675 views
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Happy is the farmer who learns to trust in G-d. When Jewish farmers in Israel let their fields lie fallow on the Sabbatical year, they leave their fate to G-d. How do they feed their families if they don’t plant all year? G-d instructs us not to worry about that …

B’har B’chukotai: True Freedom

May 6, 2018 – 8:19 am | Comments Off on B’har B’chukotai: True Freedom2,635 views
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Freedom is one of humanity’s fundamental goas. Ever since Moses trumpeted the call, “let my people go,” people the world over valued and treasured freedom. Yet we sometimes apply freedom too narrowly. When we see a person indentured into servitude we chafe at the unfairness of it. When we see …

Behar: Alone In The World

May 22, 2016 – 1:47 am | Comments Off on Behar: Alone In The World5,616 views
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Entebbe
Next month will mark the fortieth anniversary of Israel’s finest hour, the hostage rescue at Entebbe. When the crisis began in June of 1976, Israel firmly believed that the fate of the Jewish hostages was the legal responsibility of France, under whose flag the airplane had flown when it was …

B’har: The Power of What

January 12, 2006 – 4:07 am | Comments Off on B’har: The Power of What2,354 views
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Sabbatical
Farmers in Israel are instructed by Torah to work their land for six years and to let it lie fallow on the seventh. When all the fields in a country are permitted to lie fallow for an entire year would that nation not face a very real risk of famine?

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