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Posted on: February 20th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

I was pretty open [and naïve] about accepting dating suggestions. There was the Israeli that spoke little English with whom I could barely communicate, the brilliant scholar who I discovered was manic depressive, the frum hippie that was still more hippie than frum, and a slew of others – all interesting, but not for me.

We are always in His presence
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

The Jewish people commit the worst sin possible - worshiping a false god.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you fail. Such is life.

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Posted on: February 13th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Shimon’s early years were not easy ones. His mother struggled to support both of them. She never acquired the knowledge needed to help her son through school years filled with homework and tests.

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Posted on: February 7th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

How can God be both outside of space and time, and in our physical world?

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Posted on: February 6th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

The exact details of that nocturnal levayah have long since faded from my memory. However, one poignant story shook me to the core of my being – and remains with me still.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In Judaism, monarchy had little or no religious function.

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Posted on: January 31st, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

The mishkan represents the 'face' of God.

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Posted on: January 30th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

There is not even a shadow of doubt that without Agudat Efrat’s help, this child would not have been born.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

So long as every crisis was dealt with by Moses and miracles, the Israelite default response was complaint.

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Posted on: January 24th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

Worse, a female child, being sold by her parents!

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Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Kidney transplants from a living donor are infinitely preferable over a transplant from a dead person. The chances of it being rejected by the body are much lower, the life expectancy of the newly transplanted kidney is twice as high, and the recipient’s life and diet can return to normal much faster.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Two laws have to do with the Israelites’ experience of being an oppressed minority:

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

In the campaign to rob a consumer of any sense of contentedness, which translates into sales, strategy is often focused on confusing need with want and the illusion of being dissatisfied.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Only in Judaism was God’s self-disclosure not to an individual or a group (the elders) but to an entire nation.

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Moses takes his leave of Jethro.
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

The nation and God are 'married.'

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Posted on: January 16th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Once again neither of us had the tickets, but this time we knew to follow the unusual protocol and pick up our tickets at the airline counter. So we dutifully waited in line and requested our tickets. This time, however, no tickets awaited us.

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Posted on: January 10th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

Why did Miriam lead the women of the nation in a second song?

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

When my very busy friend and former neighbor called to say, “I have a story to tell you,” I knew it had to be a good one. I wasn’t disappointed.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

A fundamental principle of leadership is being taught here.

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