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Parshas Terumah – The Character of a Man

How can you know who someone really is? In what way can we get real insight into the strength of one’s character? Using a pithy alliteration, the Talmud gives us some advice on how to see beyond a person’s façade (including our own) and discover what an individual truly is all about: “In three ways a person’s …

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Welcome Home!

This year, the recently completed festivals, always a time of joy, were even more joyous than usual. Why? Because he’s home.  Gilad Shalit is home. Everyone’s son, everyone’s brother, is finally home.    Home to his immediate family, and home to his extended family — all of Kelal Yisrael, the entire Jewish people.  People from all …

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Wipe the Slate Clean- a Yom Kippur Message

Go ahead, ask someone. Ask what comes to mind when contemplating the holiday of Yom Kippur. For starters, many will probably question, “What kind of holiday is this?” A fast day, most certainly! A holy, spiritual day, yes. But a holiday? No way!” Holidays are about eating delicious meals with family and friends, getting together and enjoying …

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