Queen Esther is the dawn

By Rabbi Dan LewinPurim Purim, in a nutshell, tells a story of opposites — light and darkness, concealment and revelation. The Talmud says, “To what is Esther compared? To the…

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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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