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Are we truly equal? We all know someone smarter, wiser, more capable, industrious, resourceful, or creative, than us. We also know people less wise, capable, industrious, resourceful, or creative than us. So, are we truly equal?
The answer is yes, but not because we are all equally capable. Our skill sets …

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Ekev: Cancel Culture

August 2, 2020 – 9:14 am | Comments Off on Ekev: Cancel Culture1,267 views
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Ekev: Cancel Culture
Cancel Culture is a phrase one hears a lot these days. Cancel culture is the idea that if you don’t agree or even appear to agree with my thoughts, I will cancel your very integrity, let alone your credibility.
The problem with cancel culture is that as one group …

Shoftim: A True Enemy

August 31, 2019 – 11:05 pm | Comments Off on Shoftim: A True Enemy1,492 views
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A true enemy attacks you because he wants to destroy you. You did nothing wrong, you didn’t offend him, molest him, or steal from him, yet, he attacks because your existence bothers him.
The Torah tells us that when the enemy attacks, we must not fear him even if he appears …

Shemos: Jewish Pride

December 30, 2017 – 9:41 pm | Comments Off on Shemos: Jewish Pride2,593 views
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Our sages taught that when Jews were enslaved in Egypt, the tribe of Levi, remained free.[1] I asked my children to tell me why the tribe of Levi was given a pass from bondage and they supplied the very answers offered by our greatest luminaries. My older daughter explained that …

Bamidbar: Does Being Chosen Make You Uncomfortable?

May 24, 2017 – 10:09 pm | Comments Off on Bamidbar: Does Being Chosen Make You Uncomfortable?2,564 views
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Being Chosen
People always say, never let a compliment get to your head. But what does that mean? If the compliment is true, shouldn’t we own it, take pride in it and let it boost our self esteem? The obvious answer is that we don’t mind owning it. We mind growing …

Balak: Wear Religion on Your Sleeve

July 17, 2016 – 1:01 am | Comments Off on Balak: Wear Religion on Your Sleeve3,762 views
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Jewish Pride
The idea that anti-Semitism is precipitated by our outward Jewish appearance began to percolate in the Western European Jewish community during the eighteenth century. They surmised that if they would adopt a secular European appearance, they would be accepted by the nations as equals. Thus came the clarion call, …

B’har: Jewish Pride

May 4, 2014 – 4:37 am | Comments Off on B’har: Jewish Pride3,005 views
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Sense of Self
Is pride a dirty word? It’s often listed alongside lust and greed, but is it really bad? I suppose it depends on what you are proud of. If you have Jewish pride, if you take pride in your Jewishness, it isn’t altogether bad, but if you take pride …

Shoftim: Write a Torah

August 5, 2013 – 11:01 pm | Comments Off on Shoftim: Write a Torah6,332 views
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Your Own Scroll
One of the six-hundred-thirteen commandments is the obligation for every Jew to write a Torah scroll. Jews that are not trained to write the Torah script may discharge their obligation by commissioning a trained scribe to write it for them.[1]

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Vayishlach: The Self Conscious Jew

November 14, 2010 – 3:06 am | Comments Off on Vayishlach: The Self Conscious Jew3,854 views
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The Wedding
What did King David mean when he wrote “I was forgotten from the heart like the dead, I was [remembered] as the vessel went missing?” (1)

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