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A Message of Comfort

July 23, 2023 – 1:59 pm | Comments Off on A Message of Comfort508 views
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On the Shabbat after Tishah Be’av, we seek comfort and inspiration. The Torah portion that we read this week serves up heaping portions of inspirational tidbits on generous platters. But it begins with a morbid moment: G-d refusing Moses’ plea to enter Israel.
On Tishah Be’av our people were exiled from …

Vaetchanan: A Woman’s Comfort

August 15, 2016 – 11:45 pm | Comments Off on Vaetchanan: A Woman’s Comfort2,764 views
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Comfort
Just before I sat down to write this essay, I tucked my daughter Rochel into bed. As I walked into her room, she was struggling with pillows, blankets and a comforter that were way too large for her to maneuver. I offered to help, but she declined. I realized that …

Acharei Mot: Post Shivah

April 6, 2014 – 4:03 am | Comments Off on Acharei Mot: Post Shivah8,535 views
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The Shelf Life
I have seen it as often as you have. Someone loses a loved one, family, friends and acquaintances close ranks around them, attend Shivah, coordinate details, bring food and provide comfort. Then Shivah ends, everyone bids the bereaved farewell and return to daily life.
It is now post Shivah, …

Shemini: Silence is Golden

March 17, 2014 – 4:21 pm | Comments Off on Shemini: Silence is Golden4,046 views
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Aaron
When Aaron experienced the tragic loss of two sons, he responded with silence. He didn’t accept with silence, he replied with silence. The Torah says, “Vayidom Aharaon,” Aaron fell silent.[1] At first he cried, but later, fell silent.[2] It wasn’t a passive silence, he wrestled with himself to achieve it.
For …

Shmini: on Grieving and Joy

April 2, 2006 – 9:02 pm | Comments Off on Shmini: on Grieving and Joy2,538 views
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An Ecstatic but Trying Moment
This Parsha describes a moment of glory for the children of Israel. They had been forgiven for their sin (the golden calf) and as a consolation prize G-d commanded them to build a tabernacle, a dwelling place for the Divine.

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