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Torah for Today

Discovering the Torah’s Relevance in the 21st Century

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Why there’s so much human failure
Humans seemed hard-wired to fail. Why would G-d especially design His world to allow so much failure? To address this topic, we explore the teaching in Ethics of Our Fathers that the world was created with ten statements (ch.5:1).
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Sometimes the spiritual demands that Judaism makes on us seem a tall order. We may not attain all the spiritual ideals of Torah, but each of us is capable of making significant strides.
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All the rules and restrictions of Torah seem to present a challenge in imparting to our kids an excitement for Judaism. Explore useful ideas and techniques based on teachings from the parsha.
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Discover three powerful lessons in raising our children to be a mensch (an upright person), which are alluded to in the first verse of the parsha.
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Stories are central to the Jewish experience. Why do we tell stories? What do they represent?
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Purim is meant to be the most joyous day of the year, so surely we can learn keys to joy from the four mitzvahs we follow to celebrate Purim.
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Maximize your Shabbat experience
In a frenetic world that seems to suck out our souls, how do we maximize the Shabbat experience to get energized for the whole week?
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How do you imbue in your children an appreciation of the uniqueness of being Jewish?
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Life isn’t perfect, we’re not perfect, and it’s okay.
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The key steps to real personal growth
Real growth is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Pesach, the Omer counting and Shavuot delineate the key steps to real personal growth.
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G-d instructed the Jewish people to prepare "in haste" to leave Egypt. Pharaoh rushed the Jews out. Pesach has been a time of urgency ever since. Discover how urgency is key to personal growth.
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At the Passover Seder we read of the four sons. Each son is actually an insight into an element of your child’s relationship.
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As parents, we often focus on high-level, headline principles. When you think about it, sometimes “small things” have more impactful lessons.
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Some practical insights from the Torah on how to raise children with good table etiquette.
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In an age of increasing entitlement, how do we ensure that our children appreciate what life offers them?
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Tell your kids not to tell or tell them to always keep you up-to-date? First, let’s clarify the parameters of negative talk.
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We explore five major segments of the Pesach seder that, when examined properly, totally revolutionize how we understand the story of Exodus and its message on the seder night.
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If Rosh Hashanah coincides with Shabbos, we cancel the main mitzvah, the Shofar. The same applies to the Lulav on Sukkot. So, why don’t we cancel a Pesach Seder when the festival falls on Shabbos?
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