Monthly Archives: November 2016

Prolifer – (and Sara was the epitome -she lived every day of her life)

When the alarm clock rang this morning I sulked about a new day dawning “Yuk,” said I, “what a botheration “to endure the new day’s frustration.” Pro-choice?  Shouldn’t I be the one to choose? But, alas, life doesn’t allow for … Continue reading

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Akaydas Yitzchok – understanding its importance — Kindness Must Rule

I have an uncle who, unfortunately, left the tried and true paths trod upon by our holy ancestors.  To his defense, his childhood was filled with tribulations: the Holocaust, being orphaned of his father, smuggled out of Europe along dangerous … Continue reading

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We’re Never Lost with Hashgacha Pratis – Kabbala Based Outlook on Life’s Journeys

          When Hagar was told to leave Avraham’s house with Yishmael, the Torah tells us  Hagar got lost in the desert.  Rashi comments:  ‘from here we learn that Hagar went back to Avodah Zarah [worshipping idols].’  How is that obvious … Continue reading

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Chamor doesn’t use Chomer

Raw materials.  Chomer.  The mud from which man was created.  It is almost identical a word to the word Chamor which means a donkey.  Or ass, if you will. Not for no reason. Let us go look at something fascinating.   Avraham … Continue reading

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Judaism is About Action — (and listening to Command Station)

Rabbeinu Bachya on this week’s Torah Portion, when he gets to verse 19, explains all about why G-d decided to let Avraham know that Sodom would be destroyed because, as the verse says, “l’ma’an asher yetzeva es banav – for he … Continue reading

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Ohm might be relaxing… but Judaism isn’t about meditation…ACTIONS NEEDED!

CHAPTER 18 [verse 1] “And G-d appeared…” RASHI: Le’vaker es hacholeh – to visit the sick. We have a commandment to stick to G-d and go in His ways. In figuring out how to fulfill that commandment, the commentators point … Continue reading

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Greatness From G-d and Making G-d Great

This Torah Portion, Lech Lecha, has G-d commanding Avraham to begin the task of the Jews- to travel forward toward destiny of making G-d’s greatness known…and thereby becoming great.  The promise was:  וַֽאֲגַדְּלָ֖ה שְׁמֶ֑ךָ — G-d will make Avraham’s name … Continue reading

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