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June 23, 2024 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on G-d Is Knocking, Answer the Call14 views

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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Shavuot: Torah and Golf

June 2, 2014 – 2:41 am | Comments Off on Shavuot: Torah and Golf5,876 views
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The Parallels
A number of my friends are avid golfers. Over coffee one day they tried to explain to me some aspects of the game’s attraction. At first I didn’t get it but as I listened to them I noticed that at times their voices carried almost spiritual undertones. Suddenly, I …

Ki Tisa: Humble Pride

February 26, 2013 – 3:39 am | Comments Off on Ki Tisa: Humble Pride7,704 views
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The Perfume of Art
G-d instructed Moses on the art of making anointment oil with which Jewish kings and priests were anointed. The ingredients included spices of the finest sort: 500 shekel weights of pure Myrrh, half of it, 250 shekel weights, of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekel weights of fragrant cane …

Vayeshev: Our Children

December 2, 2012 – 4:36 am | Comments Off on Vayeshev: Our Children3,587 views
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Give Me A Break!
After years of wandering, labor and suffering, Jacob returned to his father’s home. All he desired was some peace and quiet to pursue his spiritual goals without distraction. But G-d had a different plan. No sooner had Jacob caught his breath, when tension began to brew between …

Ekev: Popular is not Always Right

August 14, 2011 – 2:08 am | Comments Off on Ekev: Popular is not Always Right3,056 views
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The Market Syndrome
The markets are behaving poorly, stock prices are erratic and investors, whose portfolios have been thinned, want to bail. Is it time to panic? Should we call the stock broker immediately?

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Purim: When Hebrews Became Jews

March 13, 2011 – 1:47 am | Comments Off on Purim: When Hebrews Became Jews5,110 views
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The Jews
Today we are known as Jews, but in the Torah we were known as Hebrews and Israelites. Who are we really, Hebrews, Israelites or Jews? The more I think about it, the more I feel an identity crisis coming on.

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Re’eh: The Sacred Barbecue

August 5, 2007 – 3:42 am | Comments Off on Re’eh: The Sacred Barbecue3,550 views
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The Barbecue
Its a lazy summer afternoon. Warm sunshine bathes the yard, birds perch atop the trees and a gentle breeze caresses its limbs. Sounds of playing children and chatting adults waft up through the yard and, on the patio, an aroma of sizzling steak rises from the barbecue.

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