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June 23, 2024 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on G-d Is Knocking, Answer the Call17 views

Moses appointed twelve emissaries to scout out the Holy Land and return with a report. The representative for the tribe of Ephraim was Moses’ primary disciple, Joshua. Until this time, the lad’s name was Oshua. But Moses added a letter to his name and called him Joshua.
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Personal Liberation

May 15, 2022 – 5:25 pm | Comments Off on Personal Liberation842 views

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 …

Life Cycle: Bar/Bat Mitzvah

November 4, 2005 – 2:41 am | Comments Off on Life Cycle: Bar/Bat Mitzvah2,257 views

Held Accountable

The Hebrew words “ar/Bat Mitzvah mean “one who is held accountable for the
Mitzvos”. The Bar Mitzvah ceremony celebrates the official entry of a
child into the religious ranks of adulthood.
According to Torah, children are not required to observe the
commandments of Torah until they reach the religious age of maturity.
For a …

Life Cycle: Honoring Parents

November 4, 2005 – 2:38 am | Comments Off on Life Cycle: Honoring Parents1,934 views

When Parents Honor Parents

The positive
flow of love and warmth in every household is crucial to the proper
upbringing of children. Children that are confident in their parents’
love will love their parents in return and seek to please them at every

When a household
is well balanced with love and respect the children …

Vayechi : Where Did the Disconnect Occur?

December 20, 2004 – 4:57 pm | Comments Off on Vayechi : Where Did the Disconnect Occur?2,368 views
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Growing Into Our Own
His parents want him to apply for business school but he is committed to music.  Throughout college he is subjected to veiled comments and nuanced complaints but the young man holds firm. Four years later he graduates with honors and his parents attend the commencement ceremony. They …