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Vayeitzei 5782

A Tale of Two Butchers
Melbourne has often been named one of the most livable cities in the world. Lesser known, but most important, is that this “shtetl” is famous for its kindness—it’s hachnasat orchim—generously hosting and caring for its guests, and for the enormous compassion that the people have for each other.
My Husband Gets Agitated Over Every Request
I feel like I can’t request anything from him at all! And when I tell him how hurt I feel from his behavior, he just gets mad.
The Reason Isaac Went Blind
Isaac had attained such a lofty nature that his body was a loyal agent of his soul.
Why Jacob Loved Rachel
. . . but why he had to marry also Leah
Leah’s soul stemmed from the world of thought; Rachel’s, from the world of speech. Leah was introspective, a master of meditation. Rachel was a communicator, charismatic and appealing.
Judaism and Pet Ownership: 18 FAQs
Explore some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Judaism and pet ownership.
Why Is the Contemporary Prayer Book So Long?
During the days of the First Temple, no formal prayer was needed.
Don’t Get Stuck Like an Elephant!
When someone tells you, “You can’t,” don’t listen to them. Be like Jacob and say, “Who said? Watch me—I will!”