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Quote of the Day

On this Hoshanah Rabbah … a word of inspiration from Paul Philip Levertoff: “The joy which results from the study of God’s Word and from keeping the commandments does not reveal itself equally at all times. Of all the feasts, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Salvation comes from the Jews. Israel found his salvation in G-d, and the salvation of G-d is illuminated in the light of Messiah Yeshua. Therefore, Israel will never cease to be G-d’s people. The secret that rules over Israel will … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Humility and Gratitude

“Dressed in our sartorial finery, sitting around a table bedecked with silver goblets and our best china, surrounded by loving family and friends while eating a gourmet dinner and drinking vintage wines, what better time to be reminded of our … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: A Delicate Balance

“The classical explanation for breaking a glass at the end of the wedding is to recall the destruction of Jerusalem. As the glass is broken, everyone screams out Mazel Tov! There is something peculiar, not only about recalling an historic tragedy … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev asks why Hanukkah is considered the holiday of miracles, rather than Passover, when the military victory of the Maccabees and even the miracle of the lights in no way compare to the grandeur of the parting … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“The first mitzva transmitted to the Israelites in Egypt was the requirement to have a calendar and own their time: “This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The Rabbis teach that in messianic times, “when all the other festivals will be abolished, Purim will remain.” (Midrash Mishle 9:2) Why? Why is this strange, party-strewn, hero and villain tale so powerful that it must never disappear? Perhaps the secret … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Rabbi Hugo Gryn was a child in Auschwitz when his father melted the precious margarine ration to light a Hanukkah candle. Hugo protested. His father said, ‘My child, we know you can live three days without water. You can live … Continue reading

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“Judaism does not believe that we are made better by forgetting our own capacity for wrong. Gossip that wounds others, cruel speech, theft, callousness — these are daily transgressions; ignoring the hurt they cause does not make us uninhibited, just … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

There is a divine dream which the prophets and rabbis have cherished and which fills our prayers, and permeates the acts of true piety. It is the dream of a world, rid of evil by the grace of G-d as … Continue reading

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