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Jewish Nationhood – Parshat Shemot 5773

Parashat Shmot In the book of Exodus, Shmot, the development of the descendants of Jacob from a family into a nation is documented. I have been ...

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The Winter of Our Youth

Parashat Vayechi Here in New Jersey it is cold and windy outside, snow is predicted for this week. We have truly entered winter. Winter usually gets ...

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Getting an Oil Change

I just returned from taking my car for an oil change and safety inspection. I noticed, in shock, that the sticker on the front was ...

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Chanuka And Total Reality

Parashat Mikeitz The festival of Chanukah is very popular. Many Jews identify with it, and many because they probably misunderstand it. They either think of it ...

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I Have a Dream

Parshas Vayeishev Dreams feature prominently in our Parsha. The dreams of Joseph that precipitated his slavery in Egypt, the dreams of Pharaoh that needed interpretation, and ...

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Limping But Still Here

Parshas Vayishlach This weeks Parsha describes the dramatic encounter between Jacob and an angel, who, according to our Sages, represents the forces of anti-Semitism. The angel ...

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Guaranteed Survival

Parshas Vayeitzeh Our patriarch, Jacob, has a vision of a ladder connecting heaven and earth, with angels going up and down the ladder, and the Divine ...

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Sandy, The Environment and G-d

Parshas Toldot With the recent horrific weather, Sandy and the Nor’easter, a number of people raised the issue of climate change caused by humans.  What is ...

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