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February 17, 2024 – 9:42 pm | Comments Off on The Superbowl Grind78 views

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.
The fans see the final product. …

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Shavuot: Torah and Golf

June 2, 2014 – 2:41 am | Comments Off on Shavuot: Torah and Golf5,759 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 Pride7,551 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 Children3,512 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 Right2,973 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 Jews5,018 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 Barbecue3,490 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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