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Parsha Emor
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2014

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Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there are shabbatot in different realms.

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

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People expectantly go through their lives awaiting the event that will make them happy.

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Lessons-Emunah-logo
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

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In disbelief the doctors said it was not their doing but rather a true miracle that such a choleh could survive this illness.

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Posted on: April 24th, 2014

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I vowed that when I would grow up, I would speak Yiddish to my kinderlach and I would move to “a place called Crown Heights.”

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The very act of learning in rabbinic Judaism is conceived as active debate, a kind of gladiatorial contest of the mind.

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Kedoshim
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

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Rabbi Fohrman explains how the Torah provides the building blocks of true love.

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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: April 14th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In Judaism, to be without questions is a sign not of faith, but of lack of depth.

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Lessons-Emunah-logo
 

Posted on: April 14th, 2014

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Two husbands were there to instruct us in Texas hold ‘em – and we needed them.

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Posted on: April 10th, 2014

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As his bomber lost altitude with the ground rushing up, my father remembered his last thought: “How am I going to get out of this?

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Acharei Mot
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

Yom Kippur is called one of the days of awe. What does awe have to do with forgiveness for our sins?

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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

You perpetuate a transformative event by turning it into a ritual.

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Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

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Even in the best of times, life is not free of calamity or crisis. But like the well-known Jewish expression goes: “It could be a lot worse.”

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Metzora
 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

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while each of us is an individual, we are also part of a larger unit

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Tazria
 

Posted on: March 28th, 2014

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This week's parsha deals with the strange set of laws dealing with tzara'at.

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Posted on: March 27th, 2014

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Predictably, my husband agrees and is fine with either night. But after reminding him that he steadily delivers a shiur in his shul on Tuesday nights, he chooses Wednesday, offering a topic related to the Four Sons of Haggadah fame.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

If you expect more, you will be less grateful; if you expect less, you will be more grateful.

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Shemini.jpg
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2014

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This week's parsha discusses the sudden and disturbing death of two of Aharon's sons, Nadav and Avihu

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Cows in the Emek Yizrael valley. (illustrative)
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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The ritual of kashrut may help us become more conscious of our responsibilities to live ethical lives.

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Posted on: March 20th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

I insisted that one decoration, a dancing sevivon (dreidel) man, remain hanging in recognition of the chag. Some in my family questioned the appropriateness of this decision. Was it proper to have decorations hanging in what would soon become a house of shiva?

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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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There is much in this episode that is hard to understand, much that has to do with the concept of holiness and the powerful energies it released that, like nuclear power today, could be deadly dangerous if not properly used. But there is also a more human story about two approaches to leadership that still resonates with us today.

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