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The Spiritual Child

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)

A person's environment can work for the good or the bad; but it works more powerfully for the bad.

Driving Force

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

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

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.

Reframing

Joseph reframed his entire past, now understanding himself charged with a life-saving mission by God

Snow Day

It was only later in the day, during afternoon carpool, that things abruptly spun out of control. Literally.

Guard Your Influence (I)

No year will exceed the seminary year in influencing the development of these young women.

The Power Of A U-Turn

Rabbi Margalit, wanting somehow to soothe the man’s pain, began to respond but the man wouldn’t let him.

Changing And Growing: Judah Sets The Standard

t was not Joseph but Judah who conferred his identity on the people; Judah who became the ancestor of Israel’s greatest king, David; Judah from whom the messiah will be born. Why Judah and not Joseph? The answer undoubtedly lies in the beginning of Parshat Vayigash,

Our Symphony

“Don’t say a word,” Mrs. P warned us with a wag of her finger. “Let the kallah think for herself.”

Do Not Shame: Tamar’s Righteous Lesson

Tamar realizes Judah has no intention of giving her his last son. Now trapped-an agunah-she acts

The Day I Missed My Stop

Although I did not know it yet, missing my stop was predestined.

Jacob’s Justifiable Distress

“Jacob was very afraid and distressed.” His fear was physical-fear of death. His distress was moral.

A Big To-Do Over Nothing

I was not going to be the one to point out to her that there had been no reason for her to turn around at all.

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Our reactions range from dismay to shellshock to utter helplessness. In fact, her youngest sister has yet to forgive her for the very unpleasant and unwelcome surprise that greeted us that morning.

A Father’s Love

It's not difficult understanding why Rebecca loved Jacob, the real question's why Isaac loved Esau?

Chanukah

Chanukah teaches the secret that greatness is how you respond-It’s how you fight&sacrifice for RIGHT

In Simcha And In Sadness

I opened my e-mail and for the first time there was an e-mail from her waiting for me.

Take A Really Good Look

The woman next to me leaned even further forward, and soon started to interject comments as I spoke to the couple.

A Cornucopia Of Blessings

My parents knew so much but were never too proud to learn something from their children for whom they provided a proper Jewish education.

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