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Whose Footsteps Do We Follow When We Pray?

Jewish prayer is a convergence of 2 modes of biblical spirituality, exemplified by Moses and Aaron

A Portable Home

With the synagogue, "Judaism created one of the greatest revolutions in the history of religion"

The Universality Of Wisdom

By wisdom, we come to understand G-d via creation; By Torah we understand G-d through His revelation

The Role Of Time In Social Transformation

Torah opposes slavery; G-d desires the free worship of free human beings, yet slavery's permitted-?!

The Ninth Plague Shrouded In A Darkness Of Its Own

Pharaoh perverted symbols of life (the Nile and midwives) into agents of death.

The Cup Of Hope

The 5th cup is supported by a 5th expression of Deliverance: “And I will bring you to the land..."

Civil Disobedience

The first recorded instance of civil disobedience is the story of Shifra and Puah, defying Pharaoh

The White Lie

Truthfulness is a fundamental value in Jewish yet truth isn't its highest value. Peace is. Why so?

Generations Forget And Remember

Jacob’s blessing of Ephraim over Manasseh had nothing to do with age and everything to do with names

A Tale Of Two Women

Tamar’s conduct bears an uncanny resemblance to Ruth's; virtuous outsiders at the margins of society

Jacob’s Destiny, Israel’s Name

A Jew is an iconoclast, born to challenge the idols of the age,whatever the idols, whatever the age.

When The “I” Is Silent

Simply too many cases of prayers being answered to deny it makes a difference to our fate. It does.

The Other Face Of Esau

When Jacob was chosen, Esau was not rejected; G-d does not reject.

On Judaism And Islam

Between Judaism and Islam there can be friendship and mutual respect as Abraham loved both his sons.

Babel, Then And Now

The Babel story is the 2nd in a 4-act drama that's unmistakably a connecting thread of Bereishit

The Need For The Beginning

The emphasis on choice, freedom and responsibility is a most distinctive features of Jewish thought.

The Uniqueness Of Sukkot

Sukkot's duality is that it's the most universalistic and the most particularistic of all festivals

The Cry On Yom Kippur

When we cry from the heart, someone listens; When we cry on Yom Kippur, God hears us.

The Virtues Of Judaism

Who am I? What are the most important things in my life? What do I want to be remembered for? If, as a purely...

The Fourteenth Principle

Simply, for Rambam the number 14 (2x7) was his favored organizing principle.

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