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Tetzaveh Purim: The Connection

February 27, 2006 – 3:11 am | Comments Off on Tetzaveh Purim: The Connection3,310 views
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The Jew and the Olive
The first verse of our Parsha reads, “And you (Moshe) shall instruct the children of Israel and they shall take olive oil to you.” Why must we take our olive oil to Moshe?

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Vayeshev: Countering the Voice of Temptation

November 24, 2005 – 5:39 am | Comments Off on Vayeshev: Countering the Voice of Temptation3,105 views
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The Magic Potion
“Rabbi, what can I do to silence my inner voice,” asked the man. When the rabbi replied that this voice might never be silenced, the man exclaimed, “But it’s driving me crazy. Is there any advice that can help me overcome it?”

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Niztavim: The Art of Repentance

October 6, 2005 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off on Niztavim: The Art of Repentance3,024 views
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A Simple MeditationRabbi Levik of Bardichev once interviewed a long list of candidates for the position of Shofar blower. (One who sounds the ram’s horn during the service on Rosh Hashana.) The rabbi passed over many illustrious scholars and profound meditators in favor of a fairly unsophisticated young man.

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Re’e: The Loan, the Escort and the Attachment

August 26, 2005 – 1:15 am | Comments Off on Re’e: The Loan, the Escort and the Attachment3,251 views
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Remembering the Levite
In the course of this Parsha, the Torah exhorts us no fewer than six times to share our blessings with the tribe of Levi. We are reminded not only to share with the Levites but also to remember them and, furthermore, never to forget them. It is uncommon …

Tetzaveh : The Sounds of Silence

February 10, 2005 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Tetzaveh : The Sounds of Silence3,120 views
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The Meaning of Sound
What does sound mean to you? Sound plays many roles. It is a vehicle for communication, music, and even distraction, but at its root sound is the simple indicator of life.

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Shemot : Heaven And Earth

December 26, 2004 – 11:15 am | Comments Off on Shemot : Heaven And Earth3,351 views
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There was a steep mountain pass just outside Premishlan that was impassable during the winter because of its treacherous icy conditions. The Chassidic master, Rabbi Meir of Premishlan, would navigate this pass on a regular basis. When asked for his secret he answered simply, “One who is bound to the …

Vayeshev : Travel Begins and Ends At Home

November 24, 2004 – 1:04 pm | Comments Off on Vayeshev : Travel Begins and Ends At Home2,643 views
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True Treasures are At Home
Listening to the car radio on my way home from a particularly long trip I heard an accomplished, world famous traveler declare that her most amazing travel experience was accomplished within the confines of her own home. She had observed the most exotic sights in the …