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I invite you to imagine yourself as Adam or Eve. Put yourself in their shoes. Remember that, as the very first humans, they had a unique perspective on every aspect of a newly created world. … more
If leadership is the solution, what is the problem? On this, the Torah could not be more specific. The problem is a failure of responsibility. The early chapters of Genesis focus on two … more
The Torah begins with the famous words, “Bereishit bara Elokim ate hashamayim v’ate ha’aretz.” Translators and meforshim frequently disagree as to how to interpret the … more
Chava bears two children, Kayin (Cain) and Hevel, and each takes on a profession. Time passes, Kayin brings an offering to G-d, and Hevel follows suit. Then the Torah describes these … more
Fear and trembling — those have been our primary religious emotions during the Yamim Nora’im, the Days of Awe when, facing divine judgment, we felt vulnerable, insecure, and anxious … more
In 2005, Steve Jobs delivered the commencement address at Stanford University. In it, he described how he had started Apple in a garage at age 20, and after ten years of hard work, built it into … more
There are many intricate rules concerning the construction of a succah that are presented in the Gemara and codified by the poskim. Rav Yosef Karo, author of the Shulchan Aruch, states in Orech … more
What an extraordinary way to the Book of books, with Moses seeing the Promised Land from Mount Nebo, tantalizingly near yet so far away that he knows he will never reach it in his lifetime. The … more
How does the poet get started on the process of writing a poem, or the songwriter as he sets about composing a song? My wife’s grandfather was the renowned Hasidic rebbe, Rabbi Shaul … more
As we approach Yom Kippur, here are ten short ideas which might help you focus your davening and ensure you have a meaningful and transformative experience. … more
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