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Dear readers,

How are you enjoying your journey?

You say you’re not currently on a journey?

Well, of course you are! We all are. Our lives are one long journey.

This week’s Torah portion, Massei, means “journeys,” and is about the Jewish people journeying forth from Egypt headed toward the Holy Land. It also metaphorically represents our own journeys forward, toward our own “holy land,” to...

Women of Distinction

A group of five sisters boldly approached Moses before the entire Jewish nation. These were the daughters of Tzelafchad, the women who were privileged to have a chapter added to the Torah on their behalf: Machlah, Noa, Choglah, Milkah and Tirtzah. Here is their story.

The Division of the Land

It was the fortieth year since the exodus from Egypt, shortly before the Jewish people...

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What Do You Do All Day?

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, and a broken glass lay under the table.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went.

Bewildered, he asked, “What happened here today?” She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?”

“Yes,” was his incredulous reply.

She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”

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