Testing in Progress  

    By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 22 October 2015 - 0 Comments

    In this week’s Torah portion, Lech Lecha, we are introduced to our patriarch, Abraham, through the account of the first of ten major tests he’s given by G-d: Hashem commands Abraham to leave his family and ancestral homeland to travel…

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    Jewish American or American Jew? – Parshas Lech Lecha

    By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 30 October 2014 - 2 Comments

    When I pose the question, “Do you consider yourself a Jewish American or an American Jew?”  to attendees at  my classes or lectures, the immediate response is often quizzical looks on people’s faces, wondering what difference it makes which word…

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    Beyond Belief – Parshas Lech Lecha

    By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 11 October 2013 - 0 Comments

    Beyond Belief                               by Rabbi Dovid Gross Imagine that you are our patriarch Abraham who has committed himself to serving G-d and to spreading monotheism far and wide, despite the fact everywhere you turn everyone is worshiping idols and a multiplicity…

    The Dust, the Stars, and the Jews- Parshas Lech Lecha

    By: Rabbi Mayer Erps - 22 October 2012 - 0 Comments

    King Louis XIV of France once asked Blaise Pascal, the renowned French philosopher, to give him proof of the existence of miracles. Without a moment’s hesitation, Pascal answered, “Why the Jews, Your Majesty; the Jews.” In this week’s Torah portion,…

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    Abraham Unplugged Parshas Lech Lecha

    By: Rabbi Serebrowski - 01 November 2011 - 1 Comment

    Can you imagine saying goodbye to your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPod, Android, Blackberry, GPS or laptop? Forever? Like for-real-forever? Impossible! Unthinkable! Ludicrous! How would we communicate, organize revolutions, share pictures, music or jokes? What kind of life would it…