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| TUE, OCT 05, 2021

Finding purpose in life is like putting on glasses, it changes one’s vision on life as a whole. Everything is now seen with different lenses, with a deeper perspective.   Purpose…

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Parashat Va’et’hanan – Lessons Around Us

| MON, JUL 19, 2021

This week we will be reading about the giving of the 10 Commandments, the foundation for moral conduct. The Talmud states, however, that had the Torah not been given, we…

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Parashat Ha’azinu – Even Greatness Requires Humility

| MON, SEP 21, 2020

In the opening lines of the song of Ha’azinu, Moshe declares,” The Mighty rock, His deeds are perfect, for all His ways are just.” When we see things in the…

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Parashat Vayikra – Good Character in the Face of Uncertainty

| TUE, MAR 24, 2020

During one of the most difficult times of Jewish history, the siege of Jerusalem (70 C.E.) by the Roman army, with over 1.1 million civilians. Many of those civilians traveled…

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Parashat Vaykhel-Pekudei-Hahodesh – Opportunity for Renewal

| THU, MAR 19, 2020

This being the Shabbat that falls on before the first of Nissan, we read an additional portion, the section of Hachodesh (Exodus 12:1-20), which relates G‑d’s words to Moses in Egypt two weeks before the Exodus, instructing…

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Parashat Ki Tissah-Parah – Better Tomorrows

| MON, MAR 09, 2020

We read in the Parasha this week about how the nation succumbed to their feelings of despair at the absence of Moshe, their leader, and created the golden calf.  Rabbi…

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Parashat Tatzaveh – Unearth the Boundless Joy

| THU, MAR 05, 2020

During WWII, a Nazi approached a Jewish concentration camp inmate with a sadistic challenge. “Figure out which one of my eyes is fake, or I kill you,” he proposed. The…

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Parashat Termuah – Humanly Righteous

| MON, FEB 24, 2020

“They will make for Me a sanctuary and I will dwell in their midst.” Our tradition relates that when Moshe was given the commandment to build the sanctuary which would…

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Parashat Mishpatim – Develop a Taste For It

| WED, FEB 19, 2020

Standing on the Brooklyn bridge Josh calls out his last wishes and gets ready to make his final leap… Suddenly a good Samaritan forcefully holds back Josh and deposits him…

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Parashat Yitro – The Growth of a Nation

| WED, FEB 12, 2020

The most significant event in human history, receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, forms the structure of the values of modern society.  Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of the…

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