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8:30 a.m.

8 Av 5775 – July 23, 2015
We realize how much we miss something only after it's gone.

The Prophets’ Influence

"When a king dies his power ends; when a prophet dies his influence begins" & their words echo today

The Yale Five (II)

Since the students knew the housing rules in advance they should not have picked Yale hoping for an exception in their instance.

An Amen Party In South Africa

Quite different from computers or a secretarial work which are much more in demand, the need for a sports or exercise teacher was obviously not very high, and as much as Sharon looked for work, she remained unemployed.

The Lighting Of Candles

23 Tammuz 5775 – July 9, 2015
Sharing influence is like lighting a candle with another: it doesn't mean having less; you have more

Master Maestro

Yesterday was another heartening day, one that provided me with yet another unexpected, but much-needed boost to my mood and self-esteem.

Eternally Linked

16 Tammuz 5775 – July 2, 2015
Suddenly, the pilot's voice could be heard. He explained that this was a special day for those passengers on board who lived in Israel.

Dwelling Alone And Beating The Odds

All agree that Jews ARE different. How? Why? The Bible's answer is surprising and profound.

The Need For Chukkim

9 Tammuz 5775 – June 25, 2015
Of Chukkim “Satan and the nations of the world made fun.” They may appear irrational & superstitious

The Right Person, Place And Time

I realized from this story that I was sent as a messenger from above. Hashem has many helpers in this world to help do his work.

True Conflict Resolution

2 Tammuz 5775 – June 19, 2015
Heaven answered Moshe dramatically. He was proved right. End of revolt. End of story- Not at all...

We’re Going Home

2 Tammuz 5775 – June 18, 2015
I had imagined it was my mother who would probably miss us the most. But what do we really know about what is happening?

Praying For Another

25 Sivan 5775 – June 11, 2015
Miraculously, the baby came out without a scratch, though some glass shards had to be brushed off his hat.

The Yale Five

Yale argued living on campus meant living in the "real world," with its complexities and challenges

The Hidden Spirituality Of Tzitzit

There's no obligation TO wear tzitzit; opting to wear them symbolizes free acceptance of the mitzvot

Travel Insurance

18 Sivan 5775 – June 4, 2015
As a borderline CDO (OCD alphabetized) sufferer, I really wanted to have every last thread tied up securely before we hit the road.

The Covenants Of Fate And Destiny

Sadly, we're no longer an edah; We've fissured and fractured: Orthodox & Reform; religious & secular

Aleph Beta: Beha’alotecha: Where It All Went Wrong

WIth this week's parsha, Israel begins its 40 years wandering in the desert before entering the Land

The Silver Chalice

11 Sivan 5775 – May 28, 2015
I was about six years old at the time and recall that very special occasion so well.

The Amazing Power Of Tehillim

4 Sivan 5775 – May 21, 2015
Rachel was thrown by the sight and began to caringly think whom this person might be.

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