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            Rabbi Sacks zt’’l had prepared a full year of Covenant & Conversation for 5781, based on his book “Lessons in … more
That “No man is an island” and “It takes a village” are just two of the clichés used to convey the realization that people cannot “go at it … more
The primary focus of our parshiot, Tazria-Metzora, is the illness known as tzara’at. The unique nature of this disease is emphasized by the Rashbam who said that in this matter we may not … more
The primary topic of our double parsha, Tazria-Metzora, focuses on the affliction of tzara’at, its diagnosis and prognosis. The attention is primarily on the kohen, who is given detailed … more
Rabbi Sacks zt’’l had prepared a full year of Covenant & Conversation for 5781, based on his book “Lessons in Leadership.” The Office of Rabbi Sacks will carry on … more
Many years ago, I had the opportunity to take a long-overdue vacation with my family in Walt Disney World. For our children, who had just spent the better part of a year dealing with the … more
The essence of Hashem’s purpose in gifting the Torah to the Jewish people is imparted immediately prior to the Revelation at Mount Sinai:  And now, if you obey Me and keep My … more
He was an old man, and in many ways came from a very different world than I. And yet he taught me more than anyone else ever did. One of the things he taught me was that no one suffers as much as … more
The Israelites had crossed the Red Sea and were now free. The mightiest army in the ancient world — the Egyptians with their cutting-edge, horse-drawn chariots — had been defeated and drowned. … more
For several weeks now, we have attempted to define geulah, the nature of redemption. We have struggled with the challenge posed by the Passover Haggadah: “In every generation, each one of … more
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