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On Yom Kippur we have the highest readership, as it were, of the entire year.  The regulars are in shul, the mothers and babes are in shul, and of course the “I’ll make one effort per year” Jews are in shul.  So why is this particular message the one that everyone needs...

 והיה בי-תבאו עליך כל-הדברים האלה הברכה והקללה אשר נתתי לפנ,נך והשבת אל-לבבך בכל-הגוים...

If you wander around the blogs these days, you will see that “decluttering” is a hot issue.  Not to purchase more than...

Opportunism and  war.  A passage at the end of Shoftim and it’s near parallel in Ki Tetzei – the prohibition against the cutting...

Parashat Re’eh is perhaps the most visual parashot of the entire Tanaach, well-named “re-eh”  or  see.  Everything...

When does a person excel?   Think of athletes, actors, musicians.  Those who excel are driven to demand much of themselves.  They...

Hard sell.  It’s all around us.  Buy this, buy that.  This will improve your life, your business, your well-being, your family,...

Building cities or tearing them down?   In this week’s parasha we see Am Israel  go to war against Midian,  the primary settlement...

Sons and Daughters Parashat Pinchas has a subtle message about the behavior of children with regard to their parent’s will. ...

Talking equines.  My, my, my.  What do we do when the  asses talk back?  Declare a new world order?  Pull our hair out in dismay, or discount the...

Putting it on the table this Shabbat.