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The Purpose of Wealth
The purpose of wealth is to support holy causes, and once we have it we may use some of it. But if we reverse the values and use our wealth to glorify ourselves, we are not worthy of the gold.
There is nothing more gratifying than placing your trust in something you cannot see, and then having that trust validated.
It is not the survival of our bodies that evokes wonder—it is our survival of spirit, culture and identity. How did a persecuted people, displaced and disheartened, manage to survive?
Love for G-d is limited by its own size. When we confront an obstacle greater than our love, we need something stronger to catapult us. Isaac's abnegation of self and strict code of obedience shifted his focus from himself onto G-d. Thus he was able to "unplug" Abraham's wells
This is not a question about why people choose to do evil or why evil is visited on the innocent. It is a broader question. Why did G‑d create evil and what purpose does it serve?
Tapping Our Potential
Esau was understandably perturbed over losing the blessing. But why was he suddenly concerned over his birthright? He had surrendered it with barely a protest years earlier, so what changed now?
The Secret to Eliminating the Generation Gap
What is the secret to making the generation gap disappear?
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