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Parshat Ki Tisa

26 Feb 2016 | 0 comments

The Light of Shabbat We’ve all been consumed by things in life that require the attention of our every hour. When we have projects with deadlines that need to be met, we will work through the night and the next day to make it happen. During the construction of the Tabernacle, the first “home for […]

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Parshat Vayigash

18 Dec 2015 | 0 comments

Night Vision We’ve come a long way with our ability to see in the dark. Night vision goggles can now be purchased proving us with a host of previously impossible nocturnal activities. Being able to see without traditional light is truly a great feat. Our Torah portion describes Jacob’s journey to Egypt. Jacob traveled there […]

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Thou Shall Overcome – Parshat Vayishlach

27 Nov 2015 | 0 comments

Thou Shall Overcome A very big part of the human experience is “the struggle”. In life we struggle with various things. Every person, no matter how accomplished or however successful, will find themselves occupied with challenges at various points in their life. That being said, we all react differently to these situations. Some of us […]

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Falling Apart – Parshat Vayeitzei

20 Nov 2015 | 0 comments

Falling Apart The last few days have been filled with tragic news from all corners of the world. Every morning has its own horrific story. People are feeling emotionally drained, wondering how much longer this can go on. It feels like things are slowly starting to unravel and beginning to fall apart. Is there hope? […]

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Up or Down – Parshat Toldot

13 Nov 2015 | 0 comments

Up or Down Do you miss playing on the seesaw? We all have memories of playing on the various elements in the park. The swings, monkey bars, slides and seesaws are staples at the local playground. A seesaw, when being used properly, has two people on it that alternate between going up and going down. […]

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Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sarah

06 Nov 2015 | 0 comments

Sometimes it doesn’t matter who we are. Sometimes our name doesn’t make a difference. Sometimes all that matters is what we are here to do. Eliezer, who worked for Abraham, was tasked with finding a wife for Issac, Abraham’s son. He thought he spotted the right girl at a well (the olden day equivalent of […]

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Made on Earth vs. Made in Heaven – Parshat Eikev

07 Aug 2015 | 0 comments

Man-made on Earth vs. Made in Heaven There are various meanings to the term “man-made.”  In a world where so many things are made by machines or robotic assembly-lines, it has a positive meaning, one that connotes craftsmanship and hard work.  However, another meaning of “man-made” is synthetic or artificial, a poor copy of that […]

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Where is the Heart – Parshat Vetchanan

31 Jul 2015 | 0 comments

Sometimes when you are involved in something you don’t always notice the details. As funny as it sounds there are times that the most interesting ideas are passed by because we are zeroed in on other nuances. It takes a quick glance or zooming out and all of a sudden you take notice and almost […]

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Speak to the Rock – Parshat Chukat

26 Jun 2015 | 0 comments

Do you speak to your rock? In this week’s Torah portion the Jewish people complain (again) that there is no water for them to drink in the desert. G-d tells Moshe to go and speak to a particular rock that has served as a water source in the past. Moshe famously hits the rock instead […]

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Parshat Naso – Hair Factor

29 May 2015 | 0 comments

Hair Factor What do not cutting your hair, not drinking wine, and not coming in contact with a dead body have in common? This is not your everyday riddle, it’s the laws associated with a Nazirite. A nazirite is one who takes upon himself an oath for a month (at minimum) or for his/her whole […]

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