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A Mile in His Shoes
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How beautiful are thy feet in sandals… (Shir Hashirim 7:2) We are all blessed with gifts bequeathed to us by those who walked before us.  For some, those gifts have practical value – a business, real estate holdings, a trust fund.  For others, the gifts speak to the soul.  They are gifts of knowledge, insight […]
Love and Marriage
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Not long ago, I was walking along when I noticed a sign in a storefront window, “SAT prep.”  Beneath the sign was another sign that read, “A must for success!”  Hmm, I thought to myself, that’s interesting.  We offer preparation classes for all sorts of things, except the things that we really need preparation for! […]
The Cynic No Longer Whispers
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Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.  – Stephen Colbert Cynicism is a posture and language that is both weapon and shield – […]
Matchmaking: A Holy Task
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We think of the many things we do in our lives and the remarkable pressure we feel to perform.  We come up to bat in the bottom of the last inning, two outs and runners in scoring position; we sit in classrooms with our palm sweating, waiting to take an exam; we argue in courtrooms […]
Lot: Who Are You?
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Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) ‘Cause I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)                   […]
Noach: Until the Waters Lap at Our Feet
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  Noach was a righteous man in his generation… – Breishit 6:9 Only a short few years ago, a hurricane formed in the mid-Atlantic.  The various weather services and weather broadcasters developed a number of scenarios, probabilities, as to where the hurricane would make landfall and how powerful it would be at that point.  As the […]