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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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Who Said Anyone Copes — Everyone Is Struggling

If we all would agree we can’t cope, we’d all be able to cope.  It is the fallacy of thinking we are the only ones struggling that makes us want to throw in the towel on the struggle. Physicist Richard … Continue reading

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Shmos — Growing Up Means Seeing Others’ Needs

Moshe grew up in the house of Paroh and became an adult.  Verse 12:  “and he saw them [the Jews] in their suffering.”  RASHI:  He made himself aware of it.  He could have been oblivious, busy with partying and shopping.  … Continue reading

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Yaakov’s Brachos for His Offspring (Parshas Vayechi)

Yaakov first blessed two grandsons, Efrayim and Menashe. Friday nights, there is a long-established custom for fathers to bless their children.  Those who do so use the same Brachos/blessing that Yaakov used for Efrayim and Menashe. In this week’s Torah … Continue reading

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