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June 23, 2024 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on G-d Is Knocking, Answer the Call23 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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Heal Your Fractured Self

May 4, 2024 – 10:39 pm | Comments Off on Heal Your Fractured Self163 views
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We all have two dimensions: the inner wholesome, beautiful self that is a fount of integrity, honesty, determination, and love. Then we have the outer fractured self that is filled with cravings, greed, lust, flightiness, envy, unhealthy competitiveness, bias, anger, resentment, insecurity, etc. The goal is not only to transition …

Hateful Speech And Elon Musk

May 1, 2022 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Hateful Speech And Elon Musk1,273 views
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Hateful Speech
Elon Musk has purchased Twitter and pledged to allow free speech within the limits of the law. Many people are upset about this and believe that any speech that makes someone feel uncomfortable should be curbed. They argue that unfettered speech on Twitter, will open the door to hateful …

Acharei Kedoshim: Cancel Culture

April 17, 2021 – 9:31 pm | Comments Off on Acharei Kedoshim: Cancel Culture1,220 views
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Cancel culture is a craze in our times. The airways and streets are ablaze with political correctness and groupthink. This isn’t the first time that cancel culture has taken hold. In my own lifetime I watched groupthink take hold several times and history books are replete with such examples. My …

K’doshim: The Manual

May 5, 2019 – 9:15 pm | Comments Off on K’doshim: The Manual1,913 views
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The manual for G-d’s creation is the Torah. Just like a manual outlines all the safe and unsafe practices for an appliance, so does the Torah lay out all the proper practices for life.  Just as a manual explains the use of every feature of the appliance, so does the …

Kedoshim: The Inner Jew

May 8, 2016 – 12:21 am | Comments Off on Kedoshim: The Inner Jew2,965 views
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A Confusion
One thing you could always assume in years past was that holy Jews looked the part. Long beard, wrinkled forehead, sparkling eyes and visage filled with wisdom. Bent over ancient tomes, or lovingly performing a Mitzvah, these people were energetic, learned, pious and driven. Their outer appearance reflected their …

K’doshim: Drafting Charedim

April 23, 2014 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off on K’doshim: Drafting Charedim3,682 views
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The Great Argument
Once again, the nation of Israel is embroiled in fierce debate over the rights of Charedi (strictly observant) students to defer their army service until after the conclusion of their studies. The Charedi community wants to maintain the arrangement negotiated in 1948. They argue that drafting their students …

K’doshim: Is Crossbreeding Permitted?

April 29, 2012 – 4:49 am | Comments Off on K’doshim: Is Crossbreeding Permitted?4,374 views
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Crossbreeding
Throughout history farmers and breeders experimented with crossbreeding seeking the most enduring specimen. Despite the popularity of this practice we Jews must ask, is crossbreeding permitted?

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Say No to Linen

April 1, 2012 – 3:07 am | Comments Off on Say No to Linen4,136 views
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The Mixture of Wool and Linen
Why are Jews forbidden to wear garments that contain wool and linen? A typical Jewish response would be, “Why ask why?” And truthfully such a response isn’t far off the mark. (1) This prohibition is known as a chok, Hebrew for edict, a law for …