Monthly Archives: December 2017

Empathy… the Jewish Way

To my dear son and daughter When Yosef is reunited with Binyamin for the first time the Torah says, “Then he fell upon his brother Binyamin’s necks and wept; and Binyamin wept on his neck” Rashi comments that the reason … Continue reading

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Hanukah: Time to ‘Speak Peaceably’ and ‘See the Light’

Hanukah is family time. It’s a time when most people in Israel enjoy a vacation, kids are off from school, and the air is filled with the waft of flavored doughnuts and festivity. There is also a sense of national … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time we learned to ‘speak peaceably’

There are two vital statements in this week’s Parsha which are most significant for us as a people, nation, and on a smaller scale as a family. We are all familiar with the story of Yosef and his brothers; the … Continue reading

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