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Advice From a Cow – Parshas Ki Sisa, Parshas Para

By: Rabbi Mayer Erps - 16 March 2017 - Comments Off on Advice From a Cow – Parshas Ki Sisa, Parshas Para

On Purim, my daughters dressed up as cowgirls. My baby was dressed up as a cow. Their mishloach manos, the gifts of food that they shared with their friends, were cow-themed. Just when I thought that I was finished with…

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Long Term Dividends – Parshas Terumah

By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 02 March 2017 - Comments Off on Long Term Dividends – Parshas Terumah

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Breaking Free – Parshas Mishpatim

By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 24 February 2017 - Comments Off on Breaking Free – Parshas Mishpatim

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Small Gestures, Major Results – Parshas Mishpatim

By: Rabbi Yitzchok Oratz - 22 February 2017 - Comments Off on Small Gestures, Major Results – Parshas Mishpatim

How much is a small gesture worth? Consider the following. Children are on the school bus on the way home from a grueling day at school. The bus driver barks at the children. The children’s already edgy mood is exacerbated….

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No Words – Parshas Yisro

By: Rabbi Serebrowski - 16 February 2017 - Comments Off on No Words – Parshas Yisro

The following story, related by Rabbi Moshe Weinberger of Kehillas Aish Kodesh, which takes place in the Ukraine in the early nineteenth century, is among my all-time favorites. The imagery is powerful; the message, thought-provoking. Rabbi Yitzchak Kalish, the Rebbe…

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The Fine Art of Listening – Parshas Yisro

By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 16 February 2017 - Comments Off on The Fine Art of Listening – Parshas Yisro

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Judaism’s One-Two Punch – Parshas Bo

By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 02 February 2017 - Comments Off on Judaism’s One-Two Punch – Parshas Bo

Practice takes precedence over philosophy.  This week’s Torah portion mentions the mitzvah of Tefillin twice.  In under five minutes, Rabbi Dovid Gross, puts down the Torah’s deep message to the Jewish people from these verses.

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Hurry Up, Slow Poke – Parshas Bo

By: Rabbi Moshe Rockove - 02 February 2017 - Comments Off on Hurry Up, Slow Poke – Parshas Bo

A friend of mine was once stopped on the street by someone who asked him the following question: “Why are Jews always in a rush?” My friend was taken aback by the query, for he was just walking calmly down…