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This week's parsha

Unless otherwise noted, "This week's Parsha" comprises articles taken from contributors to the website.  We show the original author's name here, so that proper attribution is given.  For the sake of brevity, footnotes cited in the original author's writings are omitted from this website.  If you need to see the citations, please refer to the original articles on the website.

My Tree of Strength

I have a striking black-and-white picture of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, framed in dark rod iron, that sits atop my fireplace. “Is this rabbi your relative?” my friend Rachel asked me while visiting my home.

“No, he is the Rebbe, my spiritual master and guide.”

“And you hang pictures of him on your wall?” she said quizzically.

Read more: My Tree of Strength

Four Excuses

The "That's how G‑d made me" excuse:

Why shouldn't I do whatever I want? After all, if I want it, that means that there's something inside me telling me to want it, right? I'm just being me. Isn't it natural for me to be me?

The "Sorry, I lost it" excuse:

Look, I know it's wrong. But I can't control myself. I have this violent streak in me that... well, once you start me off, I can't stop.

The "I'm special" excuse:

Read more: Four Excuses

Accessible Judaism

After Steve Jobs died in 2011, I remember reading a one-line obituary in a mainstream media outlet. It read: “Steve Jobs put a powerful computer inside a phone and that phone into 120 million pockets.”

And it struck me then that, throughout history, the people who have left the greatest mark on the world, and who became household names, were not necessarily those who created life-changing inventions, but those who gave the public access to those innovations.

Read more: Accessible Judaism

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Date: Feb 16 '19
Sponsor: Regina Novak
In honour of my husband Morris Novak (AH) yahrzeit

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