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Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Chayei Sarah

20 Heshvan 5775 – November 13, 2014
Avraham was asked to nullify his identity, by fulfilling the opposite of what he believed right.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – A Time for Favor

15 Heshvan 5775 – November 7, 2014
The Sefer Charedim writes that during the tefillah of Mincha on Shabbos, all the tefillos of Klal Yisroel are accepted!

The Prison Cell Of Laziness

14 Heshvan 5775 – November 6, 2014
Is it possible a man could be standing in a burning building, knowing this life is in danger, and be too lazy to move?

Praying With Fervor

If I appoint someone as Shatz, he is supposed to pray for me, as if I was praying.

Did Avraham Serve Kosher?

Some Rishonim are bothered by the opinion of the Rambam that bnei Noach are commanded not to eat basar min hachai.

Vayeira: Abram, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmael and…Exodus?‏

The story of Vayeira is a basis for our slavery and ultimate exodus from Egypt.

Believing In God Even When Prayers Are Unanswered

To be fully saved means not only to come out physically unscathed but emotionally healthy as well.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayera

12 Heshvan 5775 – November 5, 2014
Yishmael could claim to be a victim; he only prevails when he subordinates himself to Yitzchak.

Walking With Hashem

7 Heshvan 5775 – October 31, 2014
People love their GPS; just type in the address and it tells you exactly how to get to where you want to go.

Perfect Together

7 Heshvan 5775 – October 30, 2014
Bris Bein Habesarim affirmed that Hashem gave the land to Avraham’s children. It does not specify for how long. It did not guarantee the Jewish people eternal ownership of the land

Monetary Exemptions For The Uncircumcised

According to the Raavad if one who is uncircumcised breaks something he will be exempt from paying for it since he was chayav kares at the same time as he was obligated to repay for the item he broke.

The Greatest Role Models Show They’re Truly Human

Having herself been victimized by Pharoah, Sarah should have been more sensitive to Hagar.

Gedolim Are Human

Avram’s father was not impressed with the cleverness of his son. In fact, he was so unimpressed that he took him to Nimrod the king, who pronounced him an enemy of the state and attempted to execute him.

Lech Lecha: The Battle For Abraham’s Legacy‏

How do the stories in Lech Lecha help us understand the central tension of Abraham's life, legacy?

Abraham and the Beginning of Kingdom

6 Heshvan 5775 – October 29, 2014
Abraham did not govern society but instead was the representative of God’s kingdom on earth.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Lech Lecha

Hagar grossly miscalculated her own merits and demonstrated a serious lack of gratitude for Sarai.

Noach Gets Flooded With Criticism

1 Heshvan 5775 – October 24, 2014
Noach was the lonely man of faith living in a depraved world, full of wickedness.

Parshas Noach: ‘What You Do With It’

Avraham became a great man during the 175 years of his life, while his predecessors became increasingly wicked, despite staggering knowledge, during their lifetimes of hundreds of years.

Honoring A Father

30 Tishri 5775 – October 23, 2014
Shem realized that he owed his existence to his father who brought him into the world.

The Waters of Purification

The flood was not sent to destroy, but to restore the positive potential of the world.

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