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Loving our fellow means stripping away those external barriers that divide us to find the deepest bonds that connect us.
Miriam was no ordinary sibling. Moses owed her his entire relationship with his natural family, as well as his identity as one of the children of Israel.
Rational decisions are based on outcomes, but having children is “an epistemically transformative experience.”
He would guzzle down my mother’s delicacies, spilling some on our pristine white tablecloth.
How does the agent of destruction become the agent of healing?
Miriam’s self-sacrifice and determination serve as an ever-present inspiration.
One day, Sara tried a different approach. "Honey," she said to her husband. "I know you this isn't the way you see it. But please, do it just for me!"
Parshat Balak
At each of their stops over their forty-year trek, the people made sure to erect their tents in a modest arrangement. Apparently, it was this exceptionally sensitive quality amongst them that made it impossible for Balaam to harm them.
Parshat Balak
How do we reach true unity?
Understanding and learning from the “Song of the Well”
Along with the sincere compassion for another person’s pain comes the sense of gratitude for not having that particular struggle in my life.
Our role as Jews is to be an example. The Torah describes us, thousands of years ago, as expressing the virtues of modesty and privacy.
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