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March 2, 2024 – 8:00 pm | Comments Off on If You Have Skills, Use Them17 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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Mitzorah: The Jewish House

March 30, 2014 – 2:54 am | Comments Off on Mitzorah: The Jewish House7,751 views
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On the Walls
Tzaraat was a prevalent disease in Biblical times that presented in the form of lesions on skin, hair, clothing and even the walls of a Jewish house. Tzaraat wasn’t an ordinary condition produced by heat or humidity. Tzaraat was a Divinely ordained affliction in punishment for various sins.

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Nitzavim Vayelech: The Key is Education

September 18, 2011 – 4:31 am | Comments Off on Nitzavim Vayelech: The Key is Education2,693 views
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Returning The Keys
When the marauding Babylonian army broke into the Temple they found priests going about their sacred duties in ecclesiastic devotion. Some prepared meal offerings, others stoked the altar’s flames, yet others inspected logs to ensure their perfection. Outside the battle raged, but inside, the worship continued without distraction.

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Vayeshev: Restoring The Neighborhood

July 17, 2009 – 8:41 pm | Comments Off on Vayeshev: Restoring The Neighborhood2,829 views
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The Celebrity
Imagine yourself living in a nice neighborhood where a well known celebrity chooses to make his home. Property values rise and for the first while you enjoy the distinction; you go out of your way to make the celebrity feel welcome. But time passes and the aura wears off. …