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slave girl
 

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

Worse, a female child, being sold by her parents!

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Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Kidney transplants from a living donor are infinitely preferable over a transplant from a dead person. The chances of it being rejected by the body are much lower, the life expectancy of the newly transplanted kidney is twice as high, and the recipient’s life and diet can return to normal much faster.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Two laws have to do with the Israelites’ experience of being an oppressed minority:

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

In the campaign to rob a consumer of any sense of contentedness, which translates into sales, strategy is often focused on confusing need with want and the illusion of being dissatisfied.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Only in Judaism was God’s self-disclosure not to an individual or a group (the elders) but to an entire nation.

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Moses takes his leave of Jethro.
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

The nation and God are 'married.'

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Posted on: January 16th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Once again neither of us had the tickets, but this time we knew to follow the unusual protocol and pick up our tickets at the airline counter. So we dutifully waited in line and requested our tickets. This time, however, no tickets awaited us.

miriams_song
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi David Fohrman

Why did Miriam lead the women of the nation in a second song?

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

When my very busy friend and former neighbor called to say, “I have a story to tell you,” I knew it had to be a good one. I wasn’t disappointed.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

A fundamental principle of leadership is being taught here.

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Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Parents possess divine inspiration (ruach haKodesh) when naming their children. In instances wherein a child is named after a departed loved one, we take great care in our choice – in the belief that the best character traits of the person we are honoring will be reflected in our precious progeny’s actions.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Moses did not speak about today or tomorrow. He spoke about the distant future.

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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