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Monday, December 12, 2011

Vayeishev: Off to Israel Again

I'm going to Israel for a few days to fulfill a promise and to embrace the future.  As it happens, I had the Siyata Dishmaya to post several excellent Torah thoughts on this week's parsha.

What Really Matters in a Shidduch
Staying focused. 2010

Real Investments: Overcoming Jealousy, Desire, and Arrogance
Why Yaakov bought land in Shechem and why Yosef was buried there.  2010

Jewish wives are not and never were chattel. 
How the Torah retained certain pre-Torah forms but entirely redefined their substance.  2008

A little boy- a Na'ar- at sixty years old. 
Being patronized is not insulting when it your patron is patronizing you.  2008

The danger of a dream fulfilled.
Thank G-d you don't always get what you want.  2007

All the love Yosef Got from Wearing the Kesones Pasim.
A thought about the strange prayer we say during Birchas Kohanim.  2007

No good deed goes unpunished.
Why Yosef's kindness to the sons of Bilha and Zilpa didn't win him any friends. 2007

Is it appropriate to inscribe your name on the things you donate to a Shul?
It seems self-serving, but it has ancient roots.  2006

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