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You’re going to have to clue me in on this one, Rabbi.
I can’t help but wonder why a person like me, who loves Judaism, was born a gentile. Why wasn’t my soul worthy enough to be born into the Jewish nation?
Naomi is married to a very busy, goal-oriented individual. She often laments how due to his overloaded schedule, they rarely spend quality time with each other . . .
The "personal" mitzvah of Bikkurim teaches that even as we explore our individual path towards G‑d, our personal journey and destiny is deeply intertwined with, and part of the process and progress of our nation.
A condensation of the weekly Torah portion alongside select commentaries culled from the Midrash, Talmud, Chassidic masters, and the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship.
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Daily Thought
Choose life!—Deuteronomy 30:19 We created beings can know only that which is. That which is not, we can only imagine—or exert effort to make it happen. But imagine a great mind from which thoughts emerge and then crystallize as the events of the physical world—spontaneously, without effort. All events and all things, except for those matters for which this world was originally brought into being. Those are hidden thoughts—they neither emerge nor crystallize, but only unfold through...
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One who learns from his fellow a single chapter, or a single law, or a single verse, or a single word, or even a single letter, he must treat him with respect
Ethics of the Fathers 6:3
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