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This week's parsha

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Is there anything wrong with arguing?

Chaim came back from a long trip to Minsk. “Minsk is a crazy city!” he told his friends.

“Why?” they asked.

“Well, in Minsk I found a socialist, a communist, a Zionist, a Bundist, a leftist, a rightist, a devout religious man, a secular humanist, a closed-minded in-the-box person and a freethinker!”

Read more: Is there anything wrong with arguing?

The Power of Ruach

In September 2010, BBC, Reuters and other news agencies reported on a sensational scientific discovery. Researchers at US National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado have shown through computer simulation how the division of the red sea may have taken place.

Read more: The Power of Ruach

Trapped? Not trapped!

One of the most terrible and frightening feelings is that of being trapped.  There is no way out.  Blocked on all sides.  It is a situation which might occur, G-d forbid, in literal, physical terms, in a context of violence or war.  It is also one which might arise in terms of the turns and twists of a career, or of difficult human relationships. Being trapped is also something which might happen to a person inside his or her own mind and heart. Trapped, unable to move freely.  Stuck.  Like Pharaoh King of Egypt.
In which way was he trapped?  Pharaoh was the oppressor of the Jews.  They were trapped; in what way was he?

Read more: Trapped?  Not trapped!

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