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April 7, 2024 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Giving Is The Secret To Happiness64 views

Giving is the secret to happiness. People who think they can be happy from taking or even receiving quickly learn how wrong they are. Do you think Vladimir Putin will be happier if he takes Ukraine? Well, ask him if taking the Crimea made him happy. If he were happy …

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Shemini: Pre Determinism or Free Choice

April 25, 2012 – 10:11 pm | Comments Off on Shemini: Pre Determinism or Free Choice4,304 views
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If G-d Knew…
When Nadav and Avihu, sons of Aaron, passed away in their prime Moses intimated that their passing was foretold by G-d. [1] Our problem is this: if G-d had foreknowledge of their death, He must have had foreknowledge of the sin for which they died, [2] which raises …

Tazria Metzora: Do We Really Have Free Choice?

April 22, 2012 – 3:36 am | Comments Off on Tazria Metzora: Do We Really Have Free Choice?6,038 views
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When We Are Free
Those among us raised in free societies, whose earliest impressions were molded by values of democracy, cherish the principle of free choice. We believe deeply that the freedom to choose is integral to the human condition and we intuitively reject notions of pre-determinsm.
We cannot stomach the idea …

B’Ha’alotcha: The Grand Design

June 11, 2006 – 11:56 am | Comments Off on B’Ha’alotcha: The Grand Design5,745 views
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A Missed Flight
Several days after my son’s circumcision, my wife and I went to visit the Mohel (Rabbi who performs circumcisions), who told us a remarkable tale of divine providence. He was once asked to perform a ritual circumcision in Lake Taho, to which he was required to travel …