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Plan Ahead!

Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, “My Lord! Listen to me; this land is worth 400 Shekels of silver. What is that between us! Go and bury your dead.” 372 more words

Freud's Favorite Parsha

For a parsha that starts with the joyful news of a forthcoming pregnancy, Vayera sure packs a punch when it comes to parents-children relationship. Within five chapters and less than 150 verses, we read about: 812 more words

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When Abraham smashed my Auto-Parent Mode

Last week, in honor of Parshat Noach, I wrote here about the positive power of habits: When our judgement abandons us (or our kids) under temptation or pressure, good habits can kick in and save the day. 1,255 more words

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Foundations: The Special Torah Portions for Holidays

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for holidays, including Festivals, Fast Days and Special Sabbaths, read during an annual cycle on the Hebrew calendar, along with their corresponding… 355 more words

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Foundations: The Weekly Torah Portion - Parashat ha-Shavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ)

Shalom everyone! The Weekly Torah Portion or “Parashat ha-Shavua,” “parashah,” or “parsha,” is a section of the Torah that is read publicly and aloud each week in during… 998 more words

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Noach's Super Power

Imagine a world in which Noach had a Facebook page. Now, we don’t know enough about Noach to envision his “about” section. In what way was he “righteous” (Genesis 6, 9)? 927 more words

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Parenthood in Adam's wake

Parenthood taught me a great many things. It taught me to function on far less sleep and far more caffeine than I thought was humanly possible. 751 more words

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