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The Sabbath: First Or Last Day?

23 Adar I 5776 – March 3, 2016
For G-d, the Sabbath was the last day of the week; for human beings, it was the first.

Miracles at the Kotel

17 Adar I 5776 – February 25, 2016
The woman closest to her smiled and said, "I'm not, but my great grandmother was, and I like Jewish people."

The Closeness Of God

The paradox of Jewish spirituality: No religion holds God higher, but none feels Him closer

Crossing The Abyss When The Bridge Was Out

10 Adar I 5776 – February 18, 2016
Where could we go? There was no shelter anywhere! But then we noticed a small white house beside an old red barn hiding behind the trees.

An Apt Shidduch

3 Adar I 5776 – February 11, 2016
One evening, that young man ‘happened’ to leave just as I did, and he chivalrously offered to walk me to my bus stop.

The Gift Of Giving

Why did God command Israel to make a sanctuary for Him? Shouldn't it be unnecessary? The Golden Calf

To Believe

26 Shevat 5776 – February 4, 2016
A Job…good girls… “I’ll get one,” I whispered furtively to Blankie. “I’ll be one of those good girls.”

Guard Your Influence (III)

How the "Broken Windows Theory" helped solve graffiti on NYC subways and led to a more orderly NYC.

Doing And Hearing

The only way to understand life is by living itL "Na’aseh venishma//We will do and we will obey.”

Statistical Probability In Real Time

19 Shevat 5776 – January 28, 2016
He handed it to me and hmm… yes, it was definitely a private check book left unattended, with a woman’s name, address, and phone number printed at the top.

Einat Desired Life

12 Shevat 5776 – January 21, 2016
The day finally came, and with great anticipation and joy, both Einat and her husband went to the hospital.

The Spiritual Child

5 Shevat 5776 – January 14, 2016
Moses prepares the Israelites for freedom by discussing-children, several times in the parsha

No Debts, Just His Good Name

This was just one of the odd things I heard, there were more when we visited the family sitting shiva.

Guard Your Influence (II)

29 Tevet 5776 – January 10, 2016
A person's environment can work for the good or the bad; but it works more powerfully for the bad.

Driving Force

27 Tevet 5776 – January 7, 2016
As he was en route, with one scholar and one scholar-wannabe in tow, he was unfortunately involved in a too-close encounter with a huge army truck.

Spirits In A Material World

God is found in this world, not just the next. To grow spiritually, first satisfy material needs.

Turning Curses Into Blessings

20 Tevet 5776 – December 31, 2015
Jewish history isn't just Jews enduring catastrophes but renewing themselves after every disaster

Love Transcends All Boundaries

As he was leading the kehillah, he heard a voice in his ear instructing him “to take care of my daughter.”

Saved By The Overheating Car

13 Tevet 5776 – December 24, 2015
Occasionally, Shimon would enquire after their children and grandchildren but for many this was too painful as they had little or no contact with them, so he had learnt over the years who he could ask and who he shouldn’t.

On Not Predicting The Future

HaShem wanted the Israelites to become a living testimony to the power of freedom.

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