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Our children can change our lives

This is one of the key lessons in Parshat Bo. The Torah instructs us throughout all generations to educate our children about all that transpired in in Egypt. The purpose? “Vidatem ki ani Hashem” – “in order that you shall

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Va’eira: The impact of Covid-19 on our senior citizens

From the Coronavirus we learn that we should never forsake our senior citizens. Ever since the commencement of the pandemic, the older people within our midst have suffered immensely. Within our societies we have faced the deep challenge of triage

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Are names boring?

Shemot: What does our name mean to others? Picture the scene. You’re at a simcha, a happy event, and the host stands up, as hosts do, welcomes this one and that one, mentions this relative and the other – so

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Our Covid-19 journey

– how should we respond to its uncertainty? Vayechi: It has no beginning. Every parsha starts at the beginning of a fresh paragraph. There’s either a short gap or a longer gap before it. Parshat Vayechi, however, has no beginning.

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You don’t have to shout!

Parashat Vayigash What is the best way to get your message across? In Parshat Vayigash, there is an intriguing absence of a letter. Yosef dramatically reveals his true identity to his brothers. It is just the family in one room

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What is the best way to share?

In last week’s Parsha of Vayeishev, and at the beginning of this week’s Parsha of Mikeitz, we have three pairs of dreams. In the very first one, Joseph, reveals his two dreams to his brothers. He does so in order to show

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We can climb higher!

The way in which we light the chanukah candles teaches us how to achieve our full potential. The Gemara in Masechet Shabbat brings to our attention the famous debate between Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel – the School of Shammai

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What are the three greatest challenges facing the Jewish people?

Realistically, there are many more than three, but If I were to focus on three, I would identify ‘the three A’s’. So what are the three challenges which all start with the letter A? Before I explain, let’s have a look at Rashi, at the

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Being Jewish means being grateful!

Parashat Vayeitsei What does the term Jew literally mean? The answer comes in Parashat Vayeitsei. The Torah describes the 22 year sojourn of Yaacov and his family in Mes Mesopotamia. During that time, his wife Leah had the privilege of

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