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Vayigash: The True Meaning of Tolerance

December 31, 2016 – 11:40 pm | Comments Off on Vayigash: The True Meaning of Tolerance2,840 views
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Can We Tolerate Tolerance?
Have you ever been in the ironic position where someone accused of lacking tolerance and in the process turned intolerant toward you? Sadly, such occasions are commonplace nowadays. Just think of the riots that swept America post election, when people rampaged and pillaged in the name of …

D’varim: How Good Is Good?

August 6, 2016 – 11:57 pm | Comments Off on D’varim: How Good Is Good?17 views
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When More Is Less
There is an old saying, “if good is good, is better not better?” Contrast that with the saying, “everything is good, but only in moderation.” Which is true?
Ice cream is good, but too much of it gives you a stomach ache. Vacations are good, but too much …

Shlach: On The Fringes of Tolerance

May 26, 2013 – 5:29 am | Comments Off on Shlach: On The Fringes of Tolerance2,757 views
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The Shawl
The prayer shawl is a fascinating garment. It is large enough to encompass the body, but is meaningless until it sports four fringes on each of its four corners. You might think the fringes are more important than the shawl, but think again. The fringes too are meaningless unless …

Behaaloscha: Love Your Fellow

May 19, 2013 – 1:58 am | Comments Off on Behaaloscha: Love Your Fellow3,769 views
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When Your Brother Does Wrong
Several weeks ago, on Shabbat afternoon, we had a fascinating discussion. How should we respond when we learn through the media that our fellow Jew has behaved improperly or even immorally? Should we jump to condemn and separate ourselves from the crime lest it reflect badly …

Balak: The Perennial Critic

July 1, 2012 – 4:16 am | Comments Off on Balak: The Perennial Critic3,709 views
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How to Treat a Critic
There are those who thrive on highlighting other people’s faults. It gives them such pleasure, they can hardly contain themselves. If they can’t find fault they drive themselves incessantly until they find it and failing that, they grow despondent. Mostly these people don’t intend harm, they …

Vayera: The Importance of Objectivity

October 20, 2010 – 5:51 pm | Comments Off on Vayera: The Importance of Objectivity2,713 views
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What Really Happened?
Back in the early part of this decade when the war of terror was in full swing I would frequently ask visitors from Israel if the situation was as bad as the media made it sound. They were never surprised by my questions; they knew that as a …

Noach: Tolerate or Love

October 4, 2010 – 7:23 pm | Comments Off on Noach: Tolerate or Love3,052 views
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Tolerate or Love

Which is the better model, to tolerate or love? Tolerant people respect everyone’s right and wish to do as they please, loving people get involved in the lives of their beloved. They will be right up there in your face, but with love. The others will watch you …

Tezaveh: A Full Complement

February 21, 2010 – 3:28 am | Comments Off on Tezaveh: A Full Complement2,500 views
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Two Stones
The vestments of the high priest included two beautiful stones that adorned his shoulders. These stones, which were engraved with the names of the twelve tribes, served to invoke the memory of the Jewish nation as the High Priest discharged his duties in the temple’s inner sanctum. In the …