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Shemot: In Flow

December 26, 2015 – 6:46 pm | Comments Off on Shemot: In Flow3,347 views
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Need A Break?
Have you ever felt worn out and ready for a break? You wake up in the morning and all you can think about is getting away and doing nothing. Sometimes you only need a day, sometimes a week, but sometimes you feel like you could use an entire …

Shemot: Faith in Auschwitz

December 15, 2013 – 3:57 am | Comments Off on Shemot: Faith in Auschwitz3,116 views
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Where was G-d?
Where was G-d during the Holocaust is one of a questions fielded by theologians and religious thinkers. Is it possible to believe in G-d despite such tragedy? Was faith possible in Auschwitz?

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Shmot: Jewish Names

January 8, 2013 – 3:39 am | Comments Off on Shmot: Jewish Names4,054 views
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The Door Handle
Why do rabbis often prefer to address their congregants by their Jewish names. Why is the Jewish name important? To understand, we must return to the beginning. What is a name?

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Shemot: A Day Is Born

December 31, 2012 – 2:02 am | Comments Off on Shemot: A Day Is Born3,365 views
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Baby De-Light
In their darkest hour, a time of deep despair, a baby boy named Moses was born to Yocheved and Amram, the leaders of a suffering nation. It took only a glance to notice that this baby was special. A good baby. But aren’t all babies good? Yes, but this …

Shemot: We Are One

December 19, 2010 – 5:38 pm | Comments Off on Shemot: We Are One8,178 views
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The Organism
Why is it that when my shoes are too tight I get a headache? The human body works in interesting ways. An illness in one organ often presents symptoms in another and doctors have their work cut out for them. Their work would have been much easier if cardiac …

Shemot: Gossip – The Innocent Evil

January 3, 2010 – 1:26 am | Comments Off on Shemot: Gossip – The Innocent Evil2,733 views
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The Secret Is Known
Moses grew up in the lap of luxury, raised by the daughter of Pharaoh. Despite his prestige, popularity and power, Moses never forgot his origins. His heart bled for the plight of his brethren. He went out among them and observed their terrible suffering. Men were assigned …

Shemot: The Rightous Triumph

January 11, 2009 – 2:06 am | Comments Off on Shemot: The Rightous Triumph2,418 views
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The Enemy’s Narrative
A recent headline in Time Magazine said it all: “Can Israel Survive It’s Assault On Gaza?” Note the tone of despair in our discourse as we voice concern for the survival of the attackers, rather than the attacked. Recent wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon and the current …

Shemot: Food for Thought at your Dinner Table

December 16, 2007 – 12:16 am | Comments Off on Shemot: Food for Thought at your Dinner Table3,342 views
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Sunday: Commitment at all Costs
When Pharaoh’s astrologers predicted the birth of a child, who would liberate his brethren from Egypt he instructed the Jewish midwives to kill all Jewish male newborns. Disregarding the danger to themselves, the midwives defied the royal decree and set a tone for future generations of …