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May 18, 2024 – 10:56 pm | Comments Off on Are We Equal?8 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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A Path to Victory

February 10, 2024 – 10:02 pm | Comments Off on A Path to Victory334 views
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A story about the path to victory has recently circulated on social media: A mother asked her son, a soldier in Tzahal returning home on leave from Gaza, “What is the first thing you plan to do when you get home. He replied: “Hang a picture of the Bet Hamikdash—the …

Are Golden Cherubs Kosher?

February 18, 2023 – 10:45 pm | Comments Off on Are Golden Cherubs Kosher?666 views
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G-d instructed our ancestors to construct a Golden ark topped by two golden cherubs. Only several months earlier, the Jews were severely punished for fashioning a golden idol. When G-d finally invited them to build a real home for Him as a sign of His forgiveness for the golden calf, …

Terumah: The Recipient

January 29, 2022 – 9:36 pm | Comments Off on Terumah: The Recipient1,025 views
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Whom do you think is more significant, the giver or the recipient? Most would say the giver, right?
Which do you think was better, the travelling Tabernacle or the permanent Temple? Good question, right?
The Tabernacle was mobile, and it spread its holiness around, the Temple was stationary and kept its holiness …

Terumah: Good Intentions

February 13, 2021 – 8:54 pm | Comments Off on Terumah: Good Intentions1,176 views
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Good intentions are important, but they aren’t everything.
When it comes to Mitzvot, intentions are important, but the action is primary. If you want to mow the lawn, you need to go out and mow it. Intending to mow the lawn and even visualizing yourself doing it, won’t cut it (pun …

Terumah: Shalom Aleichem

February 22, 2020 – 10:01 pm | Comments Off on Terumah: Shalom Aleichem1,361 views
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Terumah: Shalom Aleichem
Shalom Aleichem; peace unto you, is the classic Jewish greeting. It is beautiful, meaningful, and succinct. The classic response, however, is curious. Rather than responding with Shalom Aleichem, we reverse the greeting and say Aleichem SHalom, unto you peace.
Now, Jews like to be contrarian. Next time you are …

Terumah: Vertical Logs

February 2, 2019 – 10:04 pm | Comments Off on Terumah: Vertical Logs4,989 views
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Vertical logs are rare in construction. Most log cabins are built with horizontal logs. It is possible to build with vertical logs and there are several advantages to it, for example, vertical logs don’t settle as much as horizontal logs, but there are many disadvantages to building with vertical logs. …

Terumah: Marriage Tips

February 13, 2018 – 6:10 pm | Comments Off on Terumah: Marriage Tips2,554 views
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The Cherubs
Perched atop the Holy Ark that Moses built, were two golden cherubs that faced each other with their wings extended forward to meet at the center of the ark.[1] When King Solomon built the Temple, he made the Holy of holies twenty cubits in breadth. He then fashioned two …

Terumah: What Is Your Tower

February 25, 2017 – 11:47 pm | Comments Off on Terumah: What Is Your Tower5,227 views
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Choose Your Tower
Two Chassidic Rabbis riding in their carriages met in the middle of a bridge. One carriage was pulled by two old horses, the other, by a team of four powerful stallions. The rabbi with the old horses asked the other, why do you need such strong horses? Answered …