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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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Vayetze: A Time of Strength, Not Darkness

November 18, 2023 – 10:58 pm | Comments Off on Vayetze: A Time of Strength, Not Darkness240 views
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Jacob traveled from Beer Sheva to Haran. Beer Sheva, Hebrew for the well of the oath, was named after the oath of friendship taken by Abraham and the Philistine king, Abimelech. Haran was named after the Hebrew word haron, which means anger. The people of Haran, chief among them Laban, …

Ekev: Popular is not Always Right

August 14, 2011 – 2:08 am | Comments Off on Ekev: Popular is not Always Right2,982 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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Vayishlach: The Self Conscious Jew

November 14, 2010 – 3:06 am | Comments Off on Vayishlach: The Self Conscious Jew3,808 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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Tetzaveh / Zachor: Combating The Skeptic

February 25, 2009 – 2:08 am | Comments Off on Tetzaveh / Zachor: Combating The Skeptic2,905 views
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Skepticism
A debate is currently raging in campuses across the country about binge drinking. Some believe the solution lies in stricter enforcement of existing laws against underage drinking. Others argue that enforcement will simply drive the drinkers underground. They prefer to reduce the minimum drinking age and to combat the problem …

Vayera: A Nation of Twinkling Stars

November 2, 2008 – 1:51 am | Comments Off on Vayera: A Nation of Twinkling Stars3,448 views
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Flickering Flames
The first snow of the winter is always a delight, but not when it arrives in October.

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Shmini: on Grieving and Joy

April 2, 2006 – 9:02 pm | Comments Off on Shmini: on Grieving and Joy2,541 views
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An Ecstatic but Trying Moment
This Parsha describes a moment of glory for the children of Israel. They had been forgiven for their sin (the golden calf) and as a consolation prize G-d commanded them to build a tabernacle, a dwelling place for the Divine.

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Chanukah: Menorah on Masada

December 23, 2005 – 6:01 pm | Comments Off on Chanukah: Menorah on Masada3,045 views
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Mass Suicide
When you climb to the top and hike to the back you will discover a giant Chanukah Menorah on Masada and you have to wonder why. What is the connection between the story of Chanukah and the fortress of Massada? To answer this question we must go back to …

Vayetze: Stimulating Trials

December 4, 2005 – 3:12 am | Comments Off on Vayetze: Stimulating Trials2,529 views
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Jacob and Laban
This week’s Parsha describes our Patriarch Jacob’s journey from parents’ home to the home of his uncle Laban. This was a journey from a place of sacred purity to a pit of immorality and deceit. Understandably, it was a difficult journey.

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