Monthly Archives: November 2013

Different Modalities

I’ve never quite understood why “in this world” we follow the rulings of Hillel (generally more lenient) while “in the next world” we’ll follow the rulings of Shamai (generally more strict).  Likewise, we’re taught that “in this world” the dominant … Continue reading

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An Invitation

Although there’s no way we can ever observe or otherwise verify it, one of the foundations  of our Torah revelation is that God doesn’t change, אֲנִי יְהֹוָה לֹא שָׁנִיתִי, Ani HaShem, Lo Shaniti, I am God, I do not change (Malachi … Continue reading

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Courage

One pasuk, verse, always moves me.  It occurs in this week in Parshat Toldot, Bereishit 27:33, וַיֶּחֱרַד יִצְחָק חֲרָדָה גְּדֹלָה עַד־מְאֹד, VaYecherad Yitzchak Charadah Gadolah Ad M’od, And Yitzchak trembled a very great tremble. Until that moment, all of Yitzchak’s adult … Continue reading

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