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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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The Entitlement Generation

March 11, 2023 – 9:58 pm | Comments Off on The Entitlement Generation829 views
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The entitlement generation claims whatever they want as their entitlement. Let me tell you a story:
Tim Hortons, a coffee house chain, runs an annual contest called, “Roll Up To Win.” Customers roll back the rim of their coffee cup to see if they won a prize. This year, the contest …

Pekudei: Your Temple

February 26, 2022 – 10:01 pm | Comments Off on Pekudei: Your Temple1,673 views
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Did you know that your heart can be your temple, your brain can be your temple, your energy can be your temple, and your home can be your temple?
Several months after showing Himself to the Jewish nation at Sinai, G-d instructed Moses to build Him a Temple. At Sinai, every …

Pekudei: Relationships

March 2, 2019 – 9:58 pm | Comments Off on Pekudei: Relationships1,914 views
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All relationships are tricky; spouses, siblings, friends, or colleagues, it doesn’t matter. In the course of all relationships, something occurs to make us question the other’s fidelity. Are they really there for us or are they manipulating the relationship for self-gain?
It can be a friend not showing up or a …

Pekudei: Having A Bad Day?

March 10, 2016 – 12:55 pm | Comments Off on Pekudei: Having A Bad Day?2,728 views
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Looking Up
If your life is anything like mine, then you have good days and bad. Days when you feel like G-d is on your side and days when nothing seems to go right. When you are in the midst of a full blown bad day, you just want to go …

Pekudei: To Serve Him

February 23, 2014 – 4:17 am | Comments Off on Pekudei: To Serve Him7,149 views
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Silver Coins
This essay is about silver coins because we will reference it twice in this week’s Torah reading.
The first reference is in the ordinary Torah reading where an accounting is given for the contributions made to the tabernacle. The Torah informs us precisely how much silver was raised and what …

Vayakhel Pekudei: The Temple of our Home

March 3, 2013 – 3:56 am | Comments Off on Vayakhel Pekudei: The Temple of our Home14,922 views
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To Live is To Remember
Everyone grieves differently. Some work hard to ignore the memories of a loved one because they are just too painful to revisit, others work hard to preserve the memories because without them they lose the gift of the past. Why should our loved one die twice, …

Vayakhel Pekudei: The Heart of a Relationship

March 11, 2012 – 3:36 am | Comments Off on Vayakhel Pekudei: The Heart of a Relationship147 views
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The Ark
It was a building party. Hammers banging on anvils, saws cutting through wood, artisans weaving designs, all crafting, fashioning, designing and building a magnificent home for G-d. They set up the structure and spread out her covers. They readied the altars, show table and candelabra, but before those could …

Vayakhel Pekudei: The Bottom Line

February 27, 2011 – 2:46 am | Comments Off on Vayakhel Pekudei: The Bottom Line2,683 views
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The Generous Economizer
When you see a miser spending money in generous amounts you can assume that something out of the ordinary is afoot. It might be a simcha, such as an upcoming wedding, perhaps a tragedy or an illness. Whatever it is, you would certainly assume an exception before assuming …