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It Takes A Worried Man To Sing A Worried Song

We Jews certainly worry a lot.  It’s true that, over the generations, we have had a lot to worry about, much of that concerned with survival in a series of hostile environments.  Perhaps that pressure and danger developed in us … Continue reading

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Transcending Ourselves

One of the hardest challenges any of us face is changing ourselves.  While everyone agrees that growth and development are good, even changes we desire are often hard to make.  When called to outgrow things we’re comfortable with, see as … Continue reading

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The Kippa Question

I was recently leading a small group as we studied different halachic approaches to the kippa, yarmulke or skull cap, which is often assumed to be obligatory for observant men.  (In the last decades, it’s also been adapted by some … Continue reading

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