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Recently while monitoring a class for MJTI’s Panim el Panim program, Great Medieval Jewish Thinkers,i the instructor Rabbi Elliot Klayman gave a synopsis on the life and accomplishments of Moses ben Maimon, better known as either Maimonides or by the acronym Rambam. For those of you unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Last night (Israel time) I watched in horror as first President Trump worked up a massive crowd of his supporters, fanning the flames of misplaced righteous indignation, and then launched that crowd at the Capital Building where the Joint Houses … Continue reading

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Back when I was on active duty in the US Marine Corps, I was a statistician for a couple of years. While I did not ever want to be a bean counter, I did enjoy discovering trends and factors related to why certain … Continue reading

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In a Huffpost blog which appeared on March 9th, 2016, psychologist Dr. Carmen Harra wrote, Never underestimate the impact a single decision can have: one wrong move can ruin a relationship, a career, a life, etc. We must choose wisely … Continue reading

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This week’s parasha is Bechukotai (with My statutes), Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34. * The haftarah is Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is John 11:17–37. Technically, there are multiple kal v’homer or if/then clauses in this week’s parasha, … Continue reading

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This week’s parasha is Miketz, מִקֵּץ, Genesis 41:1 –44:17.[i] While on a normal Shabbat there would be two other readings, one from the Haftarah and one from the Apostolic Writings, this Shabbat stands out because of its multiple readings. This … Continue reading

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This week’s Parasha is Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25.[i] The Haftarah, being the Second Shabbat of Consolation, is from Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3. The reading from the Apostolic Writings, according to the Chayai Yeshua schedule, is Luke 24:13–32. I encourage … Continue reading

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