08 Sep 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Please click HERE to listen to this week’s audio recording read by Rabbi Joseph Dweck. I was sitting in my study, looking intently at a small glass vase. The vase contained only three flowers-a full-blown Belle of Portugal rose, shell pink with a hint…

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23 Sep 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. “Every traveller has a home of his own,and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.” ― Charles Dickens It has been a long and arduous history for the Jewish people. There have been few places on this earth that we have not…

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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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12 Sep 2014

Perashat Ki Tabo opens with a unique mitzvah that we have not been able to fulfill for 2,000 years. G-d asks us to bring our first fruits grown in the Land of Israel to the Bet Mikdash (Holy Temple) and present it to the kohen. We are then to…

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