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Every year, the world gears up for the Superbowl, and even people who don’t follow football take an interest. Somehow, the NFL has captured the imagination of the masses; the show, the glitz, the contest, and the party combine to make it an entertaining evening.
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Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish Core Emerges

September 10, 2023 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish Core Emerges485 views
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The Jewish core is meant to emerge on Rosh Hashanah when we sound the shofar. It is not just a musical sound intended to evoke deep emotions. It is the wordless cry of the quintessential Jew bursting forth from our inner core. It is an experience that cannot be conveyed …

Shabbat Shuvah: The Loving Exam

September 28, 2022 – 10:37 pm | Comments Off on Shabbat Shuvah: The Loving Exam605 views
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The days of reckoning are here, and it is time for the loving exam. Most exams are associated with tension and trepidation. Irrespective of how well we know the material, proctors do their best to make it stressful. Fear of failure, fear of getting caught cheating, and fear of falling …

Prove It Or Know It

September 17, 2022 – 10:18 pm | Comments Off on Prove It Or Know It603 views
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To prove it or to know it, which is better? Most people would say that being able to prove something is better. Proof is the holy grail. If you have incontrovertible proof, you know it is true. If all you can say is, “I know it is true,” you may …

Nitzavim: Tears of Joy

August 28, 2021 – 10:57 pm | Comments Off on Nitzavim: Tears of Joy2,198 views
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 The eyes of a Jew on Rosh Hashanah—the annual day of judgment, are often filled with tears and remorse. We know we will be judged for our behavior. We also know that some of our behavior has been compulsive, some of our personality has been toxic, and some of our …

Beha’alotcha: The Travel Codes

September 12, 2020 – 11:46 pm | Comments Off on Beha’alotcha: The Travel Codes1,211 views
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G-d developed travel codes in the desert to instruct the nation on when to gather and when to travel. There were approximately two million Jews traveling across the desert and it would have been impossible for a human voice to be heard over the din. G-d established a musical code …

Rosh Hashanah: Against All Odds

September 12, 2020 – 11:37 pm | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: Against All Odds1,450 views
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Against all odds, life came to be. For life to flourish on earth, such precise conditions had to be met that even a tiny variation would have thrown it off. What were the odds that such precise conditions would be met on earth? Considering that it is the only place …

Rosh Hashanah: Without A Crutch

September 22, 2019 – 2:11 pm | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: Without A Crutch1,494 views
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A crutch can help you get past a difficult hump, but a crutch can also be a trap. When the time comes to discard the crutch, the crutch becomes a trap if you lack the courage to go without it. Athletes famously hold on to crutches. Wade Boggs was a …

Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Shuva: On Credit

September 9, 2018 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Shuva: On Credit1,797 views
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A Year on Credit?
Everyone knows that the last festival of the High Holidays season is Simchat Torah when we dance around the Bimah with the Torah in a ceremony called Hakafot. But did you know that hakafot is not only the mark Simchat Torah, the last holiday of the High …