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Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Eikev

August 19, 2011

 
A Timeless People
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History has long ago taught us the undeniable truth: to understand a people today, you must first understand its past. Or, as Walter Ehrlich put it in his book Zion in the Valley, “If you don’t know where you’ve been, you won’t know where you’re going.”



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Discipline and Suffering – Parshat Eikev

By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

As a parent, grandparent, and psychologist, I am often considered to be something of an expert on parenting and child-rearing. In that capacity, I have frequently been asked to review or give an opinion about any of the plethora of books on the subject of raising one’s children.


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