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The Rebbe, Thirty Years

June 29, 2024 – 11:16 pm | Comments Off on The Rebbe, Thirty Years355 views
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Tuesday, July 9, the 3rd of Tamuz, will be thirty years since the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, my mentor, teacher, and inspiration. He was not just my Rebbe. He was the Rebbe of the people. Jews from far and wide consulted him. They sought his advice, …

Your List of Flaws

June 18, 2023 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Your List of Flaws517 views
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You have a list of flaws. Sorry for outing you, but it’s not a big secret. We all have strengths and flaws.
I challenge you to sit down and list all your strengths and flaws. Let’s be honest; you have both. Now, set the list of strengths aside. I don’t need …

A Rebel in The Torah

June 26, 2022 – 6:00 pm | Comments Off on A Rebel in The Torah878 views
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Korach was a rebel. Not just any rebel, but one who rebelled against the preeminent Jewish leader, Moses. Yet rather than living in infamy, an entire Parshah of the Torah is dedicated to him and even named after him. Why, couldn’t we find a better name for this Parshah? Must …

Korach: Judaism Has a Message

June 9, 2021 – 12:18 pm | Comments Off on Korach: Judaism Has a Message2,308 views
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Judaism has a message for every topic in life. Many are surprised by this. Religion is expected to have a relevant take on spirituality and devotion, but what does religion know about geopolitics, race relations, or virology?
A Jew once asked Rabbi Sholom Ber Schneersohn, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, which political …

Korach: Depersonalize

June 21, 2020 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Korach: Depersonalize1,557 views
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The ability to depersonalize is key to social interaction. It is normal for people to disagree, after all, G-d gave us each unique brains and mindsets. It is impossible for us all to see the world the same way. Disagreements are inevitable. But in and of themselves, disagreements don’t jeopardize …

Korach: The Selfie

June 30, 2019 – 12:11 am | Comments Off on Korach: The Selfie1,771 views
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Selfie pictures are all the rage these days. There are all kinds of tricks to get just the right angle. You can get an arm extender to help you to get the best shot. I saw reports that one of the hottest sale items last year was a pocket-size selfie …

Korach: Resenting Direction

June 12, 2018 – 10:11 pm | Comments Off on Korach: Resenting Direction5,440 views
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Korach, who resented direction, led a popular rebellion. Like all rebels he purported to take up the cause of the people. And like all rebels, his cause was neither real nor beneficial to the people.
Korach, “assembled against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “You take too much upon yourselves, …

Korach: I’m Over-Qualified

June 18, 2017 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Korach: I’m Over-Qualified2,776 views
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Should Have Been the Boss
Have you ever heard of a Jew who isn’t over-qualified for his job? Have you ever heard of a Jew, who can’t do his boss’ job better than his boss? I don’t know about you, but where I live we have a unique custom. After morning …