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Bible Study & Holidays

Parashat Hashavuah

Parashat Toldot Few Biblical struggles, few familial conflicts—in a book filled with stories of intra-family struggles—are as tragic as the confrontation between Jacob and Esau. The twin grandsons of ...
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Hanukah, The Festival of Lights

In the time of King Antiochus, the fate of the Jewish people seemed grim. The vastly outnumbered Maccabees were up against the world’s most sophisticated military machine. They faced ...
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Pirkei Avot

“There are four types of temperaments. One who is quick to become angry and quick to calm down—his gain is outweighed by his loss. One who is slow to ...
Bible Study & Holidays

Parashat Hashavuah

Parashat Noah The deluge that destroyed the world in the time of Noah caused a major upheaval in the physical makeup of the world. The geological and archeological evidence ...
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The Month of Festivals

Rosh Hashanah It is customary to sound the shofar and blow trumpets at the coronation of a king. Similarly, on Rosh Hashanah, we crown G-d as king over the ...
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New Fruits for Rosh Hashanah

It’s hard to believe that there are five new fruits that you can try this Rosh Hashanah. Well, some of them aren’t new, but you probably haven’t heard of ...
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The Sound of the Shofar

The shofar is sounded to stir our conscience. It sounds and we listen, to experience one of the original and uncanny sounds of historical Jewish life. It is not ...
Bible Study & Holidays

Chocolate, What a Blessing!

After fleeing Spain and Morocco and attempting to relocate in the Land of Yisrael, Rambam settled in Fostat, Egypt and began his monumental project—the Yad Hahazaka—delivering clear halakhic decisions ...