25 Nov 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Haye Sarah 5777: See the Future Come mothers and fathers throughout the land and don’t criticise what you can’t understand your sons and your daughters are beyond your command your old road is rapidly agin’ please get out of the new…

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03 Nov 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. “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 the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them…

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27 Oct 2016

This week’s insights are dedicated Le’Iluy Nishmat Shmuel Simcha Bunim Ben Eliyohu Dovid Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Bereshit 5777: Blind Spots Synopsis The prophecies of Yishaya are unique in that he was the only prophet who did not try to avoid the responsibility of being a…

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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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