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Welcome 2019…We Hope, We Plan, We Choose?

I do not know about you but New Years never really excited me. Maybe it is because for most of my life “new year” was Rosh Hoshonnah. Or, maybe it stemmed from high school when [Read more…]

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Guest Post: Health, Empathy, and Interconnection

I work out regularly at the local tennis and fitness center. I’ve been a member there for many years, and I love their Yoga Centre. The us made sarms that I consume adequate for all [Read more…]

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Inherent in Prayer is TIKVAH

I heard this somewhere and it has stuck with me because when I hear people say, “What good is prayer?” it makes me wonder if people didn’t pray, how could/would they hold on to HOPE [Read more…]

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Sh’mot: From Where Will Our Heroes Come?

Sh’mot greets us the Shabbat with the beginning of the drama that is the Exodus. The name of the portion, means “names” and immediately we are met with the change in status of the Hebrews [Read more…]

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SOM: Rabbi Amy Scheinerman, “Ten Minutes of Talmud” Blogger, Author, Professor

On this edition of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Rabbi Amy Scheierman, who authors the popular Ten Minutes of Talmud Blog, and has written a two-volume book, The Talmud of Relationships, Volumes 1 & 2. [Read more…]

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Vayechi: “I Know, My Son…”: Living Is The Best Blessing

Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 ff) concludes Genesis. This book of family dysfunction, dynamics and drama ends with an epic final scene of this family’s story. The death of Jacob and Joseph, and the passionate scene of Jacob’s [Read more…]

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SOM: Interview with Rabbi Jeffrey Rubenstein, author of “The Land of Truth,” new book about Talmud

The guest on this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast is Rabbi Jeffrey L. Rubenstein, Ph.D., Skirball Professor of Jewish Thought & Literature at New York University, and author of a new book, The Land of Truth: [Read more…]

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Vayigash: A Time For Every Purpose……

Vayigash (Genesis 44:18ff) brings us to one of the most powerful scenes of Torah. The famine has spread and Joseph’s brothers return to Egypt. In one of the  most dramatic verses of Torah (45:3) Joseph [Read more…]