07 Sep 2015

Tying The Loose Ends of Rosh HaShanah Together 5775 With Rabbi Joseph Dweck http://www.mipazrav.com/audio/DV-2015-09-07-192400.mp3 Bevis Marks Lecture Series 07/09/2015

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04 Sep 2015

Ki Tabo 5775: Happiness Is…. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” — Ayn Rand “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” — Aristotle Perashat Ki Tabo’s reputation for harsh fire-and-brimstone type rebuke is well earned.  Moshe pulls no punches as he describes the harsh fall out that the…

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02 Sep 2015

Shemini Atseret – How To Stay Inspired – 5776 You thought it was all over. An entire month waking up an hour earlier for Selihot, two days of lengthened services on Rosh Hashana, a complete day of fasting and worship in the synagogue on Yom Kippur and seven days…

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21 Aug 2015

Shofetim 5775: Back to the Future “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” —Shannon L. Alder “Nostalgia is not what it used to be” — Peter De Vries When we think of the past, and feel…

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13 Aug 2015

Re’eh 5775: Mirror, Mirror “I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”  — Walt Whitman We often think of humans as being naturally selfish and driven towards personal gain. After all, we are biologically driven for genetic survival and the fittest…

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07 Aug 2015

Ekeb 5775: Rain Dance  “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” — Roger Miller From the start, much of our relationship with G-d has revolved around rain. As the source of life, it is at the centre of our world, and when it falters, we naturally…

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31 Jul 2015

Va’ethanan 5775: Weights and Measures “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”  — Albert Einstein At the entrance to the promised land Moshe shares fundamental ideas and values that he hopes will frame Israel’s hearts and minds for the future.  Among the…

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24 Jul 2015

Debarim/Hazon 5775: Into the Deep “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” — Elizabeth Kubler Ross Along with Tisha BeAb come feelings that are, at the least, unpleasant….

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17 Jul 2015

Matot – Mas’e 5775: Town and Country  “You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.” — Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the…

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10 Jul 2015

Pinehas 5775: Natural Woman “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman” — Virginia Wolf It could be said that the oldest battle of humanity is the ‘battle of the sexes’. Throughout history, the differences between men and women have contributed to everything from our best humour to our…

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