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The Perils Of Sophistry

The Perils Of Sophistry

I often decide if I like someone by their eyes and their smile Right and wrong used to be obvious. Truth was self-evident. The will of G-d was clear. There was a holy reaction straight from the soul. There was a strong sense of right and wrong. There was an outpouring...

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Time For Renewal

Time For Renewal

A couple of years ago I had the great honor of being called up for Choson Torah in Jerusalem. It was an emotional moment. Often an Aliya is a celebration of a new relationship such as a new child or grandchild, a new Choson or Kalah. This Aliya was a celebration of a...

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Not Seeing Is Believing

The Romans could have been the chosen nation! Join Rabbi Yaacov Haber for 3 minutes in ushering in Shabbos with his insight to Parashat Toldot. Rabbi Habers new book on Bereishis "Beginnings" is now available! Buy it now!...

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What Happened To Avraham Avinu?

What Happened To Avraham Avinu?

At seventy-five we find Avraham Avinu was offered a fresh start. He is commanded to embark on a journey, both physical and spiritual. The journey would become the most important journey in the history of our people. Every step of this journey was recorded and would be studied for eternity.

Why now?

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The Purpose of My Soul

The Purpose of My Soul

Noach was a remarkable individual, a wunderkind from the outset. His arrival in the world was announced as a transformative event in history. The inability of the earth to produce anything other than קוץ ודרדר, thistles and thorns as a result of the sin of Adam and...

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The Journey Is Coming To An End

The Journey Is Coming To An End

I’m feeling okay about the nine days this year. Even Tisha B’Av! That may sound radical, so let’s explain why. The Talmud (Yoma 5) describes a scene toward the desecration and destruction of the Beis HaMikdash by the Babylonians. According to the Medrash in Eicha, a...

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