Monthly Archives: October 2009

What have you done for me lately?

My wife went to a class last night and she loves to tell over what the rabbi said.  I didn’t quite get what she was saying but this is what I walked away from it.  Why was Avraham’s recognition of … Continue reading

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A shocking prayer

Today I prayed in the rain. No, there is no special rain dance or any particular reason to pray in the rain, except we were locked out of the synagogue. ☹ It was actually a nice prayer. People were surprisingly … Continue reading

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Posting Ain’t Easy

I seriously plan on posting every day on some Torah insight.  Yet at this late hour I’m having trouble coming up with something.  In the book Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Our Fathers) Ribi Ya’akov says that someone who gets distracted … Continue reading

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Prayer for Rain

Just a few days ago the citizens of Israel switched a piece of text in our daily prayers from the paragraph Barchenu Hashem (Bless us G-d) which we ask for the prosperity of the land to Barech Alenu Hashem (Put … Continue reading

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Praying for Money

Every day in our prayers we mention our need for food and money. We ask G-d to provide for our physical needs very regularly throughout the day. So why isn’t every Jew loaded? (there are many Jews living in poverty … Continue reading

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Off the Derech in a Chocolate Store

A girl approached me at the store I work in the other day and essentially introduced herself as a girl who is “off the derech.” (from a religious family but decided to drop religious observance). I was always puzzled why … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah

This week is Rosh Hashanah, the head of the Jewish Year. We generally associate it with long services, usually a long nap during long services, and a huge meal at Grandma’s. At least that was it was for me. What’s … Continue reading

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