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We often reminisce about the yesteryears of our lives. Impatiently, we may look forward to the tomorrows. But are we as successful with living fully in the present?

Seizing the Moment

Seizing the Moment

A Taste of Text—Chayei Sarah

Chana Weisberg is the editor of She lectures internationally on issues relating to women, relationships, meaning, self-esteem and the Jewish soul. She is the author of five popular books.
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November 9, 2013
This talk is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!
November 19, 2011
Psalms 147:10

There is no delight; if man lives his life at 600 mph horsepower.

By the way, the L-rd does not change any of His laws. He simply uses laws we know nothing about.
November 15, 2011
Love those penetrating insights into the story and how they are applied on a personal level. What's also demonstrated is the number of levels these stories hit upon.

I was especially struck by how hardship is needed until lessons are learned. That's so true. I had to laugh at myself when I looked at the years I spent mired in them. I also recognized that when I finally cultivated the strength to turn it around, I turned it around rather quickly. Seems miraculous, but I'm certain G-d was with me throughout the chaotic years and saw me through from weakness to strength. Rebecca must have been very strong indeed, because she would have needed to be ready for the love and stability that awaited her in her new life, and it sound like she was.

A question arises about the first title of land secured by the Jewish people by Abraham as Abraham was not Jewish, but a Hebrew. For the last few weeks I've been trying to get a handle on the ancient Hebrews.
ottawa, canada
November 13, 2011
It is good to know about the parashah every week by you Chana is very inspiring to my life. Thanks very much
Gainesville, Florida
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Each 20-minute video class uses a text from the weekly Torah portion to convey a contemporary insight on leading a more enriched life. Source sheets are included to help students follow along and gain a "taste" of the actual texts studied.