Monthly Archives: November 2009

Details & Foundations

I often, as a way to prepare for Modim, make a Thanksgiving list of things in my life for which I am thankful, My Machberet Avodat Hashem – Service of God Notebooks – contain hundreds of such lists. I recently … Continue reading

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Heroes & Their Stories

“It is greater to serve the wise than to study with them,” teaches the Talmud. I often find myself sharing stories of my grandfather, father, and Uncle Noach, with those willing to listen. The tales all offer the most unbelievable … Continue reading

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Showered With Blessings

The Midrash credits the original composition of Eishet Chayil, the famous Proverb that praises the Woman of Valor, to Abraham’s eulogy for Sarah. Practically every family I have visited for a Friday evening Shabbat meal sings this magnificent poem. I … Continue reading

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Wings of Desire

They appeared as human beings to Abraham, but as angels, to Lot. They appeared directly before Lot, but as voices from heaven to Hagar in the desert and to Abraham at the Binding of Isaac. They are the guardians of … Continue reading

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