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I Love You

November 4, 2023 – 8:13 pm | Comments Off on I Love You441 views
I Love You

“Creator of the world. Please, I love you. I’m in love with you. Please don’t disappoint me. I love you.”
These loving, pleading words came from Margalit Megidish as she prayed for her daughter, Ori, whom Hamas took hostage. Ori Megidish is a soldier who served on a base near Gaza …

Chayei Sarah: The White Beard

October 23, 2021 – 11:31 pm | Comments Off on Chayei Sarah: The White Beard1,578 views
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The white beard and old age seem to go together. It is not surprising that they share the same cognate in Hebrew; a beard is zakan and old age is zaken. The Torah tells us that Abraham became zaken. Our sages combined the two meanings by saying that until that …

The Passing of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

November 12, 2020 – 6:18 pm | Comments Off on The Passing of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks24,655 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 …

Chayei Sarah: Personal Agenda

November 7, 2020 – 9:19 pm | Comments Off on Chayei Sarah: Personal Agenda1,678 views
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Did you ever do a favor for another while harboring a personal agenda? If yes, would you ever admit it?
Abraham sent his servant Eliezer to Mesopotamia to seek a bride for Isaac among his relatives. Eliezer asked what to do if perchance the bride refused to return with him to …

Chayei Sarah: Consistency in Education

November 17, 2019 – 4:01 pm | Comments Off on Chayei Sarah: Consistency in Education1,599 views
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Consistency is the most important part of education. Children need to hear the same message from their teachers, parents, coaches, and peers. When we expose our children to multiple streams of thoughts and conflicting values so they can make educated choices, we only succeed in confusing them. Children don’t need …

Chayei Sarah: The Good Life

October 27, 2018 – 10:34 pm | Comments Off on Chayei Sarah: The Good Life1,927 views
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Our sages derived from the opening of this week’s Torah reading that Sarah lived a good life. The Torah says, “And the years of Sarah’s life were a hundred years, and twenty years, and seven years. The years of her life.” The last sentence is superfluous. Our sages taught that …

Chayei Sarah: Why We Bury

November 4, 2017 – 10:34 pm | Comments Off on Chayei Sarah: Why We Bury6,670 views
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After the binding of Isaac, Abraham discovered that his wife Sarah had passed, and he hurried from Jerusalem to Hebron to eulogise, mourn and bury her.  This is the first description of a burial in the Torah, which gives us an opportunity to discuss the question of why we bury.
Many …

Chayei Sarah: In the Moment

November 19, 2016 – 9:17 pm | Comments Off on Chayei Sarah: In the Moment2,709 views
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The selfish Doctrine
Most of the Western world today is consumed with entitlements. The primary question is how many of my rights am I getting and to how many more am I entitled? When we see others enjoying prosperity, power, fame, happiness, family or good health, all we can think about …