Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Matot-Masei

July 1, 2013, by

“Honesty and Integrity” Every so often, I come across a sentence of another person’s writing which expresses one of my own thoughts in a language far superior to my own. Over the years, I have contemplated and written about the concepts of “honesty” and “integrity” and the difference between the two. But never was I […]

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Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Pinchas

June 24, 2013, by

Jewish people teach Jewish values to their children, and to all who wish to be informed about their faith. If one is asked “Should I or should I not?” we generally respond with clear and certain advice: “Yes, you should”, if the value is a positive one, or “No, you should not”, when the value in question demands inaction.

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Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Chukat

June 10, 2013, by

Everyone has his or her own voice. Some express it loudly and clearly; some just mumble or whisper. There are those who let their voices be heard only in their professional lives and are silent and withdrawn at home. Others use their voices only within their families and stifle their voices in the outside world.

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Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Shelach

May 28, 2013, by

“Of Grasshoppers and Jewish Pride” Just as there were six million victims, so were there at least six million stories. One of those stories seems to have occurred many times, because I’ve heard it told by quite a few survivors. It is the story of two or more Jews, witnessing the sadistic and murderous scenes […]

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Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Naso

May 13, 2013, by

“Uniformity and Uniqueness” One of the interesting paradoxes of human life is our tendency to copy one another and to try to “fit in” with friends and acquaintances, while simultaneously trying to be distinct from others, and to be our “own person.” The pressures of conformity are very strong in all human societies. People who […]

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