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Vayeishev

There are laws in Judaism about the limits of grief – shiva, sheloshim, a year. There is no such thing as a bereavement for which grief is endless. And yet Jacob refuses to be comforted.
We live life looking forward but we understand it only by looking back.
How to Change the World
Each of us knows that there is only one of us, and that there are seven billion others in the world today. What conceivable difference can we make?
Sexuality matters to Judaism, not because it is puritanical but because it represents the love that brings new life into the world.
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