Love, unity and the Exodus

By Rabbi Dan LewinParashat Vaeira Love, a strong inner movement to come closer to something or someone, is the first of the soul’s seven powers that make up our character.…

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We are a choosing people

By Rabbi Nancy KastenParashat Vayechi Chapter 49 of the book of Genesis opens with Jacob’s summoning of his children to his bedside for words of farewell: “And Jacob called to…

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What’s in a name?

At first glance, a person’s name seems arbitrary and superficial, a title that serves a social function — an external feature that helps others identify you. On the other hand,…

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We can act as angels

By Rabbi Ben Sternman At the end of last week’s Torah portion, Abraham entered into the covenant between God and the Jewish people through the act of circumcision, which is…

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