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TIGHTROPING BETWEEN HUMBLENESS AND HAUGHTINESS

TIGHTROPING BETWEEN HUMBLENESS AND HAUGHTINESS Parashat Behukotay   Pirkei Avot, we are taught to be very, very humble (4, 4). Generally speaking, the golden rule that our Sages suggest is in the middle of two extremes. Not too flamboyant and not too sparing. Not too courageous and not too cowardly. (Rambam Deot 1; 4) Humility […]

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AN AWESOME THOUGHT

AN AWESOME THOUGHT Parashat Behar  would say, Beloved is Man, for he is created in the Image of G-d.(Avot Ch. 3) What does this mean? G-d is infinite. Immortal. Immeasurable. The First and the Last. Was, Is and Will Be. He is in the Past, Present and Future, simultaneously. He is not limited by time […]

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BE DO HAVE

BE DO HAVE Parashat Vayakhel decisions are complex. It is not the surrounding circumstances that make these life decisions complex.  It is defining identity that is complex. For many people, the biggest life decision is marriage. Before any life decision one makes, one must know who he is, in order to be certain that his […]

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A G-D Like I.D.

A G-D Like I.D. Parashat Ki Tisa husbands believe that if they were richer, their wife would respect them more. If they could outsmart people, outdo her siblings or her friend’s husband, then their wife might love them more. There is no greater mistake a husband can make. A woman wants one thing from her […]

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