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Parshah
While we hope that someone, somewhere, takes notice whenever we “do the right thing,” as long as we are driven by the need for that external recognition, we are vulnerable and can be inconsistent.
Tanya
It may take effort on the grandfather’s part, but were he to deliver a college-level lecture to the child, it would be way above his head. In order to connect, he needs to remove all barriers.
Tu B'Av
Celebrating Tu B’Av
Parshah
When we look more deeply into the Ten Commandments, we will find not only spiritual advice for enhancing our marriages, but very practical and essential guidelines as well.
The Magazine
Dating
While you’re supposed to have fun on a date, Judaism doesn’t endorse dating for fun. The objective of dating is marriage—building a Jewish home with your partner. Here are six strategies for...
Time In Thought
A Tu B'Av Birthday and the Power of Renewal
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Dear Readers,

There are times when your love for another is so strong that it supersedes even your greatest dreams.

This week’s Torah portion, Va’etchanan, means “I beseeched.” Moses beseeches G‑d for what he wished would be the climax of his life’s mission—entering the Holy Land of Israel.

Moses says: “I beseeched G‑d at the time saying ... pray let me cross over and see the good land...

Like a father imparting his last words of wisdom to a child who is about to journey away, Moses taught the Jewish people the deepest lesson: “Hear O Israel, the L rd is thy G d, the L rd is One.”
— Who’s Gonna Know?
Handy Household Hacks
Lavender Flowers

Flies hate lavender, so it’s a great flower to put next to your windows. As a bonus, it smells amazing.

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Time Moves On

You may delay, but time will not.

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