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Parshat Va’eira

27 Tevet 5767 – January 17, 2007
"Iceberg, right ahead." With those words, the Titanic's lookout Frederick Fleet warned the crew on the ship's bridge of the imminent threat.

Parshat Vayechi

13 Tevet 5767 – January 3, 2007
December 1862 was a terrible month for Abraham Lincoln. General Robert E. Lee at Fredericksburg had just defeated his principal army, the Army of the Potomac. As a result, the Radical Republican senators felt that now was the time to force Lincoln to push the war more vigorously. More importantly, they wanted to replace Secretary of State Seward who was viewed as the power behind Lincoln.

Parshat Vayigash

6 Tevet 5767 – December 27, 2006
Section 456 (g) 1 of The Military Selective Service Act (as amended through July 9, 2003) states: "Regular or duly ordained ministers of religionshall be exempt from training and service." Based on this clause, clergy, including rabbis, have been exempt from the draft since the Civil War.

Parshat Vayigash

Section 456 (g) 1 of The Military Selective Service Act (as amended through July 9, 2003) states:

Parshat Mikeitz

29 Kislev 5767 – December 20, 2006
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" might be a clich?, but people ignore it at their own peril.

Parshat Mikeitz

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" might be a clich?, but people ignore it at their own peril.

Parshat Toldot

1 Kislev 5767 – November 22, 2006
Abraham Lincoln didn't hold a grudge. In 1862 when he visited General McClellan in his house to discuss strategy and was ignored by the general, Lincoln took it in stride.

Parshat Toldot

Abraham Lincoln didn't hold a grudge. In 1862 when he visited General McClellan in his house to discuss strategy and was ignored by the general, Lincoln took it in stride.

Parshat Chayei Sarah

24 Heshvan 5767 – November 15, 2006
It's hard to imagine life without them, and yet they almost never came into being.

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