This week’s parsha contains one of the Torah’s most difficult-to-accept stories: The story of Jacob’s deception so that he could receive his father’s blessings that were intended for his brother, Esav. Our tradition teaches that Jacob was the apotheosis of our development as a…
The real test in life is not dramatic acts of greatness, but in how we treat each other every day.
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Hospitality is more than just food and shelter.
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Walking in front of God, as Avraham did, is the key individuality and progress.
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In Deuteronomy 15:11 the Torah says: “וְנָתַתִּ֛י עֵ֥שֶׂב בְּשָׂדְךָ֖ לִבְהֶמְתֶּ֑ךָ וְאָכַלְתָּ֖ וְשָׂבָֽעְתָּ” - I will also provide grass in the…
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I find that people are often confused about Simchat Torah, because they think it is a separate holiday from Shemini Atzeret. In Chutz la’aretz (outside…
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Shemini Atzeret, Shavuot, and saying goodbye.
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The Sukkah helps us transition from the highs of the High Holidays to the messiness of real-life.
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