22 May 2015

Shavuot 5775 In 1851, Queen Victoria hosted an international exhibition to celebrate the contributions of over 40 nations. The emphasis was on natural resources— India showed the magnificent Koh-i-Noor diamond—and on the latest machinery—a Jacquard loom, daguerreotype photography, the prototype Colt Navy revolver, even a barometer that employed leeches….

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21 May 2015

Bemidbar-Shavuot 5775: True Colours “A personality is a product of cultivation. The true self is what you have built from your nature, not just what your nature started out with.”  — David Brooks Most of us appreciate being accepted for who we are, and we enjoy being in environments…

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30 May 2014

“I will insist the Hebrews have more to civilize men than any other nation…They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth…” -John Adams “What is a Jew?…The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire and has illuminated with…

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