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Jan 27, 2018, 1:12 AM
“I used to believe that lunch breaks, naps, and taking walks were niceties. Now I believe they are necessities.” In his new book entitled When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Daniel Pink explores our daily rhythms. In every climate,...
Jan 26, 2018, 2:26 PM
I can't rejoice in the downfall of ancient enemies
The Song at the Sea is a regular part of the liturgy, but I pray instead for the day when we'll all be free
Jan 26, 2018, 6:17 AM
307 kids have nowhere to go
These are children who lost their families to war, ethnic cleansing and murder; how can we ignore them?
Jan 25, 2018, 2:07 PM
Rebirths and new opportunities [Parshat Beshalach]
Why does the heart of the Haggadah almost completely omit mention of Moses, limiting him to one “cameo” appearance? Moreover, that brief reference, a verse from our portion, Beshalach, dealing with the Splitting of the Reed Sea, seems to...
Jan 25, 2018, 2:02 PM
“Detached” Parashat Beshalach 5778
It is common practice in professional sports that towards the end of the regular season, when the playoff picture has already become clear, for teams to bench their starters and to start their second string. Obviously, when a playoff...
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Jan 24, 2018, 1:44 PM
Parshat BeShalach: Jewish Self Delusion
One of the most common psychological conditions human beings find themselves in is denial. All people repress unpleasant experiences and do not want to be confronted with reality when it is not to their liking. Sigmund Freud devoted his...
Jan 23, 2018, 5:27 AM
On Skywalking & Self Esteem
On June 15, 2012, Nik Wallenda walked on a two inch thick wire across Niagara Falls. This was an unprecedented feat. To be sure, the falls had been crossed before, but, not at this specific spot, which spans the...
David H. Levitt
Jan 23, 2018, 5:25 AM
Hardened Hearts: What Parsha Bo Teaches for Israel and the Palestinians
Parsha Bo, along with the preceding (Va-Eira) and succeeding (B’Shelach) parshiot, form, in essence, the central core of Jewish culture and mindset – and certainly of our liturgy. These three parshiot tell of the ten plagues, the Passover, leaving...
Jan 22, 2018, 10:06 AM
Beshalach: Four Parts of Faith
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't. -- Blaise Pascal The nation of Israel is born when they are redeemed from the slavery of Egypt. They have...
Feb 14, 2017, 1:52 PM
Being a 20-Percenter
A few years ago, I came across a pre-Passover Charlie Harary video. In it, he shared that of the thousands of Jews living in Egypt at the time of the exodus, only 20% decided to seize the opportunity to walk...