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Life as a Symphony: Shirah and Becoming an Adult
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We are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony. – Guy Laliberte The conductor takes his place upon the podium. He raises his baton. A hush falls over the hall and there is a moment of exquisite silence, during which it seems as if the world itself holds its breath in anticipation. Then, […]
Time and Meaning: Each Second, Each Moment
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The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. – Albert Einstein “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Henry David Thoreau is unequivocal in his harsh assessment of the way in which most men move through their lives. The question is, How is his judgment relevant to our […]
Enough!
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It is easier to take Jews out of Galus than to take the Galus out of the Jews – Chasidic Master Ever been accused of “being your own worst enemy”? In a world filled with real dangers, from cheating merchants to terrorists, how could such an accusation have any real merit? Easy. As Sol Herzig […]
Derech Eretz Kadma l’Torah: To Be a Mensch
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When I was growing up, a friend whose parents were not home when school let out often came to my home after school. We enjoyed our afternoons together; we would do our homework, find something to amuse ourselves with and then have supper. After eating, we benched and then, without exception, before rising from the […]
Unique Blessing: Each Student, Each Person
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The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all its grace is as the flower of the field; The grass withers, the flower fades; when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people is like grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the […]