This week's parsha
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If you were evaluating a business set up, you might ask yourself, "Static? Or dynamic?" This might affect your decision whether or not to join the firm as a director, or, if you were a banker, whether or not to lend it money. You might think in the same way about a community: "Static? Or dynamic?" Is there an atmosphere of healthy dynamism, of spirit, of excitement? Or is it staid and rather boring, and young people are moving away?
Naturally, his first step was to call his Mother:
"Mama, I've won the elections, you've got to come to the inauguration!"
"I don't know. What would I wear?"
"Don't worry, Mama, I'm going to be president, I can send you a personal dressmaker"
"But I only eat kosher food"