Givers and Takers

Is giving really good, & taking truly bad? From the time that we are children we are being bombarded with statements regarding good and bad. We are constantly being reminded to be good. Often being asked if we are good. Just as often we

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A father’s promise

My dearest child, As I am finishing up the fast day, I sit and reflect on what our fast is all about. Why was our beautiful home in Yerushalayim destroyed? Why did the presence of Hashem leave us? What did

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Resurrection

The Torah (Melachim II, Chapter 4) tells us of a barren Shunamite woman who was promised a child by Elisha Hanavi. Indeed she had a child, but then the boy suddenly died. She sent people to find Elisha and upon

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בלק – דרור

וירא בלק וגו’. רבי אלעז<ר אמר ודאי מה (קפו) דאמר רבי חייא מלה סתימא הוה. אבל כתיב גם צפור מצאה בית ודרור קן לה וגו'. וכי דוד מלכא על צפרא בעלמא הוה אמר מלה דא. אלא כמה דתנינן כמה חביבין

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the Sophisticate and the Simpleton

The Story of the Sophisticate and the Simpleton by Rebbe Nachman. A parable about the power of simplicity. http://www.azamra.org/Essential/sophist.htm Ch@imK™ V Bist D?: http://wp.me/p17j47-3t @unclechaim

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The Confession

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.

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So Empty Yet So Complete

So Empty & So Complete (based on the first teaching in Likutei Moharan) Reb Nachman begins his first Torah with the words from tehilim, “Ashrei Semimei Derech HaHolchim BeToras Hashem”. And just open your hearts. The Pasuk says “Ashrei” happy

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