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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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Life Is Not a Game of Chance

July 1, 2023 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on Life Is Not a Game of Chance555 views
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Is life a game of chance? Everyone I know would say no. We don’t like to leave anything to chance. We make deliberate choices about the schools we attend, the friends we embrace, the careers we pursue, and the hobbies we adopt. Most of us have short and long-term goals. …

Fasting And Passover

July 16, 2022 – 11:54 pm | Comments Off on Fasting And Passover896 views
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What do the seventeenth of Tamuz, the ninth of Av, and the first day of Passover have in common? They always fall on the same day of the week.
How does that make any sense? The first day of Passover represents the redemption of our ancestors from Egypt that sparked their …

Pinchas: Between the Gates

June 29, 2021 – 10:07 pm | Comments Off on Pinchas: Between the Gates1,152 views
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As the Jacob and his family entered the gates of Egypt, Yocheved, the mother of Moses, was born between the gates. The Torah tells us that seventy Jews traveled to Egypt. Yet, if you count the names of all the people listed in Jacob’s party, you find sixty-nine. Our sages …

Pinchas: A New Generation

July 20, 2019 – 11:23 pm | Comments Off on Pinchas: A New Generation1,749 views
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A new generation had emerged in the desert as Moses neared the end of his life. His siblings Miriam and Aharon had passed on. His nephew Elazar was now high priest and Elazar’s son, Pinchas, had joined the ranks of the priesthood. Shortly after Aharon’s passing, we notice signs of …

Pinchas: Passover and Marijuana

July 1, 2018 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on Pinchas: Passover and Marijuana6,930 views
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What can possibly be the connection between Passover and marijuana? Well on Passover we ask questions, and when you are high on Marijuana, well let’s just the say the questions don’t seem to matter anymore. . . This may sound facetious but bear with me. I am being serious.
Canada recently …

Pinchas: The Critical Moment

July 8, 2017 – 11:40 pm | Comments Off on Pinchas: The Critical Moment2,393 views
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What’s in a Moment?
Many will tell you a moment is a unit of time; passing, fleeting and infinitesimal. It is preceded by an endless parade of moments, and followed by another endless parade. A single moment in the span of eternity, is meaningless.
Others will tell you different. Each moment is …

Pinchas: A Broken Whole

July 24, 2016 – 10:58 pm | Comments Off on Pinchas: A Broken Whole2,534 views
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The Holy Donut
The old saying goes, there is nothing more complete than a broken heart. Sometimes to make something complete, you need to break it. You can’t make a donut unless you punch a hole in it. With a hole, it is whole. Refill the hole and you lost the …

Pinchas: From Tragedy to Joy

July 24, 2016 – 10:54 pm | Comments Off on Pinchas: From Tragedy to Joy2,741 views
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More Tragedy
As the summer months arrived, we learned of more black lives killed by police shootings. After the rash of police shootings last summer and the resultant furor, we would have expected the police to introduce responsible measures to reduce tragedy, but whatever measures were taken, were simply not enough. …