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Vayishlach: Our Angels

December 9, 2008 – 5:37 pm | Comments Off on Vayishlach: Our Angels2,749 views
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Sending Angels
Jacob sent a message to his brother Esau. (1) When messages are sent we usually focus on the message, not the messenger, but this essay is actually about the messenger.


B’midbar: Celestial Formations

May 21, 2006 – 3:10 am | Comments Off on B’midbar: Celestial Formations3,748 views
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Around the Tabernacle
They traveled together, a single mass of two million people moving slowly through the sands. Each tribe precisely positioned, each group in perfect formation, their footsteps marked the desert.


Vayechi: The Freedom to Serve

January 9, 2006 – 4:55 pm | Comments Off on Vayechi: The Freedom to Serve2,661 views
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I recently asked a young man if he would like to undertake a particular mitzvah. His reply, “It’s not my cup of tea,” caught me by surprise. It made me wonder if we Jews are limited to a pre-determined direction or if we are really capable of more.