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This week's parsha

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Selfish as a Raven

Is It Craven?

In contrast to Edgar Allen Poe, who suggested that though its crest is shorn and shaven the raven isn’t craven, the Talmudic sages were not so kindly disposed.

The raven, said they, is terribly cruel toward its young. In the book of Psalms, King David describes the beneficence of G‑d, who feeds the offspring of the raven. The raven’s offspring need nurture from G‑d, explained the sages, because their mother abandons them at birth.

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Why Can't We Get Along?

Jacob: Sara, what shall I buy you for your fiftieth birthday? Would you like a new Cartier?
Sara: No, not really.
Jacob: Let's take a trip to Paris!"
Sara: No, thanks.
Jacob: How about we finally get that yacht…
Sara: No, no!
Jacob: Sara, tell me what would make you happy?

Read more: Why Can't We Get Along?

The Origins of Jewish Music

A distraught Jew visited the Rebbe and complained that his children were assimilating. “What have I done wrong? Why have they strayed from the path I taught them? Ay,” the man sighed, “vi shver es iz tzu zein a Yid,” repeating an old Yiddish saying meaning, “How difficult it is to be a Jew!”

The Rebbe asked him, “Do you often express yourself this way?”

“In stressful times -- and there are many -- yes, I do,” said the man.

Read more: The Origins of Jewish Music

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