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Are We Equal?

19.05.2024 60

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Passover: Four Questions That End Suffering

15.04.2024 20

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The Light Keeper

28.01.2024 20

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Distance Strengthens Our Bond

07.01.2024 10

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How We Survived

31.12.2023 20

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Do You Belong?

17.12.2023 20

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A Time of Strength, Not Darkness

19.11.2023 20

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I Love You

“Creator of the world. Please, I love you. I’m in love with you. Please don’t disappoint me. I love you.” These loving, pleading words came...

05.11.2023 30

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Vayera: The Power of Unity

The power of unity is palpable across the holy land these days. It is an incredible shift from how things were less than a month ago. For many months,...

29.10.2023 20

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Lech Lecha: On the Question of Human Shields

The question of human shields has been in the news a lot these past few weeks. As Israel responds to the heinous massacre of innocent civilians, men,...

22.10.2023 10

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Noach: The Opposite of Love Is Indifference

Indifference is the opposite of love. This quote from Eli Wiesel carries a powerful punch. Noah was a righteous man, but he was not a good man...

15.10.2023 20

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When G-d Begs Forgiveness

Bereshit: When G-d Begs Forgiveness This week we read that sometimes even G-d begs forgiveness. The story of Genesis tells us that when G-d first...

12.10.2023 20

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What Can We Do?

These past two days have been the most difficult for our people in the last fifty years. It was Simchat Torah, a time for rejoicing, yet it was a time...

09.10.2023 20

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When the Torah Rejoices

Simchat Torah is usually understood as us rejoicing with the Torah. As we read the last passage of the Torah and immediately turn around to read the...

05.10.2023 10

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Yom Kippur: Get Your Head in the Game

Get your head in the game is a common refrain among athletes. Distraction is the last thing athletes can afford. It interferes with their rhythm,...

20.09.2023 30

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Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish Core Emerges

The Jewish core is meant to emerge on Rosh Hashanah when we sound the shofar. It is not just a musical sound intended to evoke deep emotions. It is...

10.09.2023 30

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