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Pharaoh and Moses
 

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

How could He do such a thing?

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

We sense the pressure Moses is under.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

“I never said I have nothing to complain about,” she intoned with an expression that belied her age. “I just don’t see the wisdom of protesting. I am fine and I am being adequately nourished.” And with that she went back to her cereal.

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Posted on: December 26th, 2013

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Not long after my mother died, I was sitting on campus talking with a friend and mentioned that it had been a long time since I had seen a frog. I used to love going out into the garden with my mother and our St. Bernard dog in the autumn evenings and see the frogs come out. I have a thing about frogs – probably from reading too many fairy tales.

Pharaohs daughter
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

We need to put ourselves into the eyes of Pharaoh's daughter.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

six heroines, six courageous women without whom there would not have been a Moses.

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Posted on: December 18th, 2013

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

One thing Meir couldn’t abide was machloket. He would fight wholeheartedly on behalf of his pupils in a situation involving a dispute – but not so if it was political, educational, or religious in nature.

jacob and joseph
 

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

When Joseph agrees to bury Jacob in Canaan, Jacob bows to him in relief - why?

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parkinglot
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

We had inadvertently parked in the lot of a nearby church...

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

It is not difficult to understand the care Joseph took to ensure that Jacob would bless the firstborn first.

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brothers hugging
 

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

A fascinating Biblical echo

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Posted on: December 5th, 2013

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

The wedding was going full blast, with the joyful Jewish music playing. The sound of the violin awoke unfulfilled longings and triggered moisture in the eyes.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The family had reached deadlock.

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

One of the ancillary axioms of cornflake fights is that they can never be contained between just two warring parties.

bible_joseph
 

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

This new perspective helps us understand Joseph.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Joseph may have known ancient Egyptian traditions about seven-year famines.

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Posted on: November 27th, 2013

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Patience seems to be in such short supply these days, yet it can make a world of difference. This is particularly so in certain kinds of stressful situations whereby we think we only have time to act in a knee-jerk way instead of acting thoughtfully.

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

As is my custom, I attempt to spend my father’s yahrzeit every year in Israel. This gives me the opportunity to visit this spiritual, holy land, and first and foremost give my father the kavod he deserves. I appreciate the zechus to daven at my father’s kever.

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Posted on: November 14th, 2013

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

I have always told my husband that Hashem apparently loves him very much. And I have even proven my theory by citing the fact that Hashem, in His infinite goodness, gave him me! My husband usually agreed with the first part of the statement.

man crying
 

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

Are we really meant to applaud Yaakov's behavior?

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