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Explore the mystical meaning
Discover the spiritual meaning of the male name Avraham, the secret behind their Hebrew letters and numerical value, and the name’s corresponding verse in the Torah.
Abraham the father and Sarah the mother are our enduring role models of parenthood as G‑d’s gift and our highest vocation.
Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 8
“And the years of Sarah were one hundred and twenty and seven.” What is it about youth that makes us yearn to be young again?
Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 6
G‑d changes the name Sarai to Sarah. What influence do our names have on us? Can a change of name create a change in destiny?
A Taste of Text—Toldot
A child shouldn’t be expected to be a miniature replica of his parent. Individual character traits need to be honed and channeled.
A Taste of Text—Lech Lecha
Things do not always go according to our plans and expectations. In fact, they rarely do.
Smashing Idols
The famous story from the Midrash about how Abraham destroyed the idols in his father's shop. An excerpt from the full DVD “Young Abraham”.
What did that mean, “discarding expectations”? Every situation results in some sort of outcome; positive or negative, we have to expect that something is going to happen. Besides, I was always taught that expectations can play a key role in life—expect go...
Torah does not tell us what the tests actually were. There are actually a number of schools of thought about this. Here are some.
Topics Include: Abraham's journey as it corresponds to the three levels of the soul, a spiritual explanation of the rivalry between Sarah and Hagar, the difference between the names Avram and Avraham.
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