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Spiritual Security Blankets

Posted on: July 23rd, 2008

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This past week my youngest child turned four.

 

The Essence Of Evil

Posted on: June 25th, 2008

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If you were to stare evil in the eye, what would you see? What would be its character traits? What would form its origins?

 

Religion Is Not A Quick Fix

Posted on: April 30th, 2008

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Not only was I raised in a "religious" home, but with my father serving for the last 50 years as the rabbi of our − at first fledging, and now, vibrant − Toronto community, I was given the endearing designation of being "the rabbi's daughter."

 

Getting Past The Whatever Attitude

Posted on: February 13th, 2008

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A parent turns to her teenaged son and asks, "What's bothering you?" "Whatever," answers the kid with a disconsolate shrug.

 

Broken Glass

Posted on: January 9th, 2008

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It happens at every chuppah. After the bride's encircling of the groom seven times, after the recital of the special blessings, after the ring has been placed on her finger, there are a few seconds of collective silence in anticipation.

 

Did She Cry Because Of You?

Posted on: October 10th, 2007

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One of my favorite teachings from the Talmud is a marriage-related lesson.

 

Life’s Dreams

Posted on: September 25th, 2007

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"I have always had so many dreams. So many hopes and aspirations..."

 

Allergies!

Posted on: August 8th, 2007

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My day begins as a perfectly sunny, breezy, late summer morning. But then we meet.

 

Garbage

Posted on: July 11th, 2007

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For the past two years, any time we've met our neighbors on our front lawn, near the street's curb, the discussion has invariably turned to the very pressing issue of... garbage.

 

Tending The Garden

Posted on: May 30th, 2007

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I'm often asked why it is that men played such a major role in Jewish history.

 

An Illuminating Darkness

Posted on: January 3rd, 2007

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"Wouldn't it be nice if the days were long all year round?" commented my son at six o'clock in the evening as we sat down to dinner to the backdrop of the completely black outdoors.

 

Rachel And Leah – Two Destinies, Two Worlds

Posted on: November 1st, 2006

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Rachel and Leah - two sisters, two wives of Yaakov, and two of the Matriarchs of our People;

 

Woman And The Forbidden Fruit

Posted on: October 18th, 2006

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The sin of the Etz HaDa'at, the Tree of Knowledge is one of the most perplexing episodes in the Torah.

 

As Sweet As Candy

Posted on: October 11th, 2006

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At this time of year, honey, and the sweetness it represents, plays a major role in our celebrations.

 

The Face Of A Hero

Posted on: September 6th, 2006

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Roi Klein. It is a name, that until recently, held no meaning to me.

 

A Glimmer Of Contrasts

Posted on: August 23rd, 2006

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I've just read an autobiographical summary of R' Yisroel Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel.

 

Self Do It!

Posted on: August 9th, 2006

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A little past her second birthday, my toddler has entered into a new phase of independence.

 

Nitzevet, Mother Of King David: A Bold Voice Of Silence

Posted on: May 31st, 2006

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Shavuot marks the birthday of King David and for this reason it is customary in many communities to read Megillat Ruth since Ruth was his great-grandmother.

 

A Wedding, A Funeral And My Child’s Song

Posted on: April 26th, 2006

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The incongruity of the two events was too glaring to overlook.

 

Life In Fragments

Posted on: March 29th, 2006

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I'm relaxing on the sofa watching Shira, my 11-year-old, patiently teaching baby Sara Leah how to build a tower with her blocks, when the tranquil peace is suddenly shattered.

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