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In this week’s parasha, Toldot, Genesis 25:19 – 28:9, we see Isaac setting the stage for the next two decades. Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his … Continue reading

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In the Babylonian Talmud it is written, Rav Yehuda bar Sheila said that Rabbi Asi said that Rabbi Yoḥanan said: There are six matters a person enjoys the profits of in this world, and nevertheless the principal exists for him … Continue reading

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In 1987 Jerry Collins, a 79-year-old millionaire racetrack owner in Florida, decided to donate $1.3 million to the Rev. Oral Roberts to help the evangelist meet his goal of raising $8 million by March 31 of that year. Mr. Collins decided to make this donation after reading about … Continue reading

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How often have you parents given your children a set of directions on what to do or how to behave, only to have them pick and choose what they will obey. I have heard it called selective hearing, a problem … Continue reading

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It has been said that there are numerous ways of defining who or what Jews are. There are definitions based upon culture, religion, ethnicity, geological location and biblical history. One further definition is that Jews are people of the calendar … Continue reading

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Remember two weeks ago, at the end of the double parashat, Nitzavim-Vayelech, Moses had publicly commissioned Joshua to take over in his stead and had just finished writing the words of the Torah scroll that would be placed in the Ark … Continue reading

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This week’s reading, which is a double portion, Nitzavim-Vayelech, Deut. 29:9(10)–31:30, includes numerous idealized situations that, though seldom realized, should be strived for as a goal to be obtained. As we look at these various situations, we need to bear … Continue reading

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