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You ARE the Star – names go beyond stars

Much of what folks do in the brief span of a lifetime is try to beat back, uselessly, against death.  We are born, heading to die.  And we fight it with every fiber of our being, without even realizing it.  … Continue reading

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Written Torah Definitely Got an Oral Torah Alongside It

There are various times in the written Torah that it is quite obvious that what was written was merely the tip of the iceberg and myriads of detailed Torah law was given alongside it.  This is the proofs to those … Continue reading

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The Levers Called Prayer

If ever you want candies galore The place to head to is a candy store Rows and rows of jars and bins All with yummy candies withinBut, wait, my friend, how do you go about Making sure the candies slide … Continue reading

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A LITTLE CLOUD PASSED RIGHT BY – A Lesson in Determination

Aloft within a cage of steel suspended motion by machination Arms clutching armrests in unrest my soul, it wants to fly. Flip slip-winds whistle news of doom You what?  You why?  You inconsequential! My head bows, missions left unmet futile … Continue reading

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Haftorah this Week – Four Who Will Connect to G-d

The Haftorah is from Yeshayahu.  The reading begins with the complaint of G-d against our nation for not doing the services we ought to have been doing for Him.  Verse 23:  You did not bring me a lamb… Did the … Continue reading

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Harness Your Evil Inclination (and put ‘im to work)

When a car hits an icy patch in the road and begins to skid, drivers are told not to turn against the skid.  If the car is skidding rightwards and the driver yanks the steering wheel immediately to the left, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Clothing – the Emperor Should Have Clothes On (as should we)

In this week’s Parsha, beginning in Chapter 28, we find the commandments related to the Priestly families’ clothing. Aron & his sons were singled out from among the Jews “Leh’kahanoh Lee” to be a Kohen for Me.  Rashi:  Lekahanoh – … Continue reading

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