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March 2, 2024 – 8:00 pm | Comments Off on If You Have Skills, Use Them30 views

Among the Jews who left Egypt, there were many artisans with special skills. When it was time to build the Tabernacle, they all came forward. The goldsmiths and silversmiths, the weavers and spinners, the builders and carpenters, the blacksmiths and chemists all volunteered their services.
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Bo: G-d Gives, The Thief Taks

January 2, 2011 – 9:12 pm | Comments Off on Bo: G-d Gives, The Thief Taks3,107 views
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The Theft
When my family returned from a two day trip we found our home was burglarized. The thief broke a window to gain access, rifled through drawers, left a mess and walked away with a few meager items and a charity box. The things he took were just things; easily …

Korach: Moral Clarity

June 22, 2009 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off on Korach: Moral Clarity2,966 views
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Subjective Morality
In a recent discussion group I asked if it is inherently immoral for a man to rape a woman. I was surprised by the willingness of some to tolerate the rapist. They conceded that rape was immoral from their own point of view, but argued that others might see …

Pinchas: Taking a Moral Stand

June 23, 2006 – 5:22 am | Comments Off on Pinchas: Taking a Moral Stand2,523 views
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Moral Courage
Pinchas was a great man and, in our Parsha, was the man of the hour. His fellow Jews sunk to a moral low and their leaders were forced to choose between tolerance and moral vigilance.

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