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Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Ki Tisa: Little Did I Know
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Birthdays are important, and the older one gets, the more important they become. With age, birthdays begin to stimulate ambiguous feelings. On the one hand, every birthday is cause for celebration. Another year of life and accomplishment has gone by, and a new year full of hope and great possibilities is about to begin. There […]
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Parshat Tetzaveh
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My interest in the relationship between a person and his or her clothing goes back to my early days in graduate school. I was taking a course on human personality, under the tutelage of a remarkably insightful and erudite woman, Dr. Mary Henle. I was so enthusiastic about the courses that I took with her that I asked her to supervise my master’s degree thesis.
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Parshat Yitro
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“Answers and Questions” The world has one persistent belief about Jewish behavior which may indeed be true. It is the belief that Jews always answer a question by asking another question. This tendency is mocked good naturedly in the old joke about the non-Jew who approaches his Jewish friend and asks: “Why do you Jews […]
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Parshat Bo
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Our tradition teaches us to avoid using the divine name. We are instructed not to pronounce it in vain, and not to refer to it directly in writing. Some permit the name to be spelled out in languages other than Hebrew, whereas I personally follow the stricter opinion and use other terms to designate the deity.