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Dec 15, 2017, 10:30 PM
The Power Within
Mikeitz 5778 Democracy may have started in ancient Athens, or 18th century England, France, and the USA. But the convergence of digitalization, mobile technology and social media has taken democracy to unprecedented levels. This new democracy has obliterated boundaries, diminishing...
Dec 15, 2017, 10:28 PM
“Don’t ever hesitate to ask for help” said a stranger at a Tel Aviv ATM Machine to one of the participants on our ADL Counterterrorism mission. “People in this country want to help in any way they can” he...
Dec 14, 2017, 4:50 PM
Was Joseph the first Jewish economist?
His dream interpretations reflect humanity's capacity to cure poverty and pain (Miketz)
Dec 13, 2017, 4:34 PM
Miketz: The Source Material of Dreams
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. -Pamela Vaull Starr Pharaoh, the King of Egypt, has a disturbing dream. Seven sickly bone-thin cows consume seven healthy large cows; seven sickly...
Ariel Ben Avraham
Dec 10, 2017, 9:58 PM
Parshat Mikeitz: Recognizing goodness in life
The primordial pursue of human beings is goodness in every possible way. The problem is when they make it something relative to conceive it the way they want, or when they use goodness to achieve evil purposes. Prosperity is...
Herbert J. Cohen
Jan 4, 2017, 11:26 AM
Judaism Alive: Using the Torah to Unlock Your Life’s Potential by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn – A Book Review
Having recently written Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Movies, I gravitate to reading books authored by writers who marry ancient tradition with modernity. This is why I was interested in Rabbi Shomo Einhorn’s new...
Dec 30, 2016, 11:13 AM
Miketz — Pharaoh Dreamed and Light of Chanukah
The Parallel Worlds וַתַּעֲמֹדְנָה אֵצֶל הַפָּרוֹת, עַל-שְׂפַת הַיְאֹר …and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river (Gen 41:3) The parallel crows symbolize the two parallel worlds, the fat cow is Olam HaZeh, and the lean cow is Olam...
Yehuda L. Oppenheimer
Dec 29, 2016, 8:18 PM
The UN Resolution: Time to Stand for Ourselves/ Haftarah of Shabbat Chanukah
It was truly a watershed event; the President of the United States reversed five decades of policy and allowed a resolution to pass in the Security Council that, under international law, criminalized any “settlement activity” in any area that...
Dec 29, 2016, 4:44 PM
The Author of Our Lives (Miketz 5777)
It was Joseph’s first real attempt to take his fate into his own hands, and it failed. Or so it seemed. Consider the story so far, as set out in last week’s parsha. Almost everything that happens in Joseph’s life...
Dec 29, 2016, 12:43 PM
Perfecting the world with the light of Hanukkah (Shabbat Hanukkah)
Efrat, Israel -- Why do we celebrate Hanukkah for eight days instead of seven? After all, the miracle of the cruse of oil began only on the second day, once the cruse would have emptied itself of its contents....