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By the Numbers
10 Facts About Hagar Everyone Should Know

One of the most interesting women in the Bible is Hagar, Abraham's second wife, and the mother of Ishmael. How much do you know about her?
Parshah
What Doomed the Ancient City of Sodom?

No sinning is good, but sins against our own neighbors are the worst.
When You Are In a Slump

Why does the Prophet Elisha tell the distraught woman to collect empty pitchers and fill them with oil?
Perspectives
When My Son Died, I Felt I Was Mourning Alone

I just didn’t see G‑d in the picture at all.
We Are Vessel Makers

I must not allow myself to get so caught up in the decisions and demands before me that I forget that my human input is merely a physical container into which G‑d’s blessings can flow.
Living the “Perfection-Free” Life

Every time we encounter an imperfection, how shall we view it?
Story
Shul by the Shore and a Story Titled ‘Page 44’

We knew that if we were to continue our journey in Judaism, we must tackle the scary hurdle of finding a community where we could learn and feel accepted.
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Lifestyle
Blistered Shishito Peppers

And Moses returned to G‑d and said: “I beseech You: this nation has sinned a great sin, and have made themselves a god of gold. Now, if You will forgive their sin—; and if You will not, erase me from the book that You have written.”
— Exodus 32:31–32
Print Magazine

G‑d appeared to Abraham…but he looked up and saw that there were three men… (Genesis 18:2)

Abraham put aside his encounter with G‑d in order to greet his guests. From this we learn that hosting guests is so great that it takes priority over an encounter with G‑d. (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah)

The three men that...