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It always amazes me, as I am sure it does some of you who are reading these Thoughts, that every time I pick up the Scriptures to study or simply read, something new seems to appear. This week’s parasha, Chayei Sarah, … Continue reading

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This week’s parasha, Vayera, Genesis 18:1-22:24, begins as Abram was sitting in the entrance to his tent in the shade of terebinth trees in the area of Hebron, recovering from his recent brit milah (circumcision). Then there was the appearance … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago, in Parashat Bereshit, we read about a couple of poor choices people made. The first poor choice was that of Adam and Chava (Eve) in the Garden when they chose to eat from the Tree of … Continue reading

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In the closing verses of Parashat Bereshit, we hear HaShem’s inditement, describing the condition of His creation, specifically humankind, Then ADONAI saw that the wickedness of humankind was great on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their … Continue reading

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In a recent Family Circus cartoon strip, concerning the month of August, Billy, the seven-year-old eldest child explains to three-year-old Jeffery that “This is the best month for a vacation ‘cause August doesn’t come with and holidays. You hafta make … Continue reading

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Chabad’s Eikev in a Nutshell commentary on Deuteronomy 8:3 makes the following statement,  “Their forty years in the desert, says Moses to the people, during which G‑d sustained them with daily manna from heaven, was to teach them “that man does not live on bread alone, … Continue reading

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In the beginning of this week’s parasha, Va’etchanan, Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11, Moses explains why he would not be taking Bnei Israel into the Promised Land after leading them for the last 40 years. It is interesting however, what Moses shares with … Continue reading

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