24 Dec 2015

Vayhi 5776: Mother Earth Please click here for printer friendly version. ‘Where we love is home — home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.’ — Oliver Wendell Holmes It is not a popular topic of conversation but every now and then we find ourselves discussing where…

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17 Dec 2015

Vayigash 5776 – “Philadelphia” – By Rabbi Joseph Dweck

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10 Dec 2015

Printer Friendly Version “Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” ― Ronald Reagan President Reagan was my ‘first’ president. Although I was born in 1975 and the first six years of my life were during the Carter administration, the first president that I consciously followed was President Reagan….

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02 Dec 2015

Vayesheb 5776: Faithful Dealings “Every person’s work, whether it be literature, music, pictures, architecture or anything else,  is always a portrait of oneself.” — Samuel Butler There is a trend among today’s motivators and mentors encouraging us to do what we love. The late Steve Jobs put it this…

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27 Nov 2015

Vayishlah 5776: Beauty and Barricades by Rabbi Joseph Dweck

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20 Nov 2015

Vayetse 5776: White Noise “Love is possible only if two persons communicate with each other from the centre of their existence” — Erich Fromm The children of Israel had two grandfathers. We, the descendants, speak of one as a patriarch and the other as merely a progenitor. They are,…

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12 Nov 2015

Toledot 5776: Carpe Diem “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations   Although we do not know as much about his life and personality as we do of Abraham…

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06 Nov 2015

Haye Sarah 5776: At Home and on the Road “Forever is composed of nows.” ― Emily Dickinson On a mission to acquire a burial plot for his wife Sarah, Abraham strikes a deal with Ephron the Hitite and makes his first purchase of land in Canaan, later to become Erets…

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30 Oct 2015

Vayera 5776 – FOMO “Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.” — Lily Tomlin Human freedom is one of humanity’s great blessings but a blessing that we accept with great hesitation. One reason that we are sometimes hesitant when making…

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23 Oct 2015

Lekh Lekha 5776: The Shield “People should not be protected from the world, It cripples them.” ― Josephine Humphreys There is an odd blessing that we say at every circumcision. It is odd because one would think that at such a seminal and fundamental moment in the Jewish lifecycle,…

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