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Special mitzvahs of Jewish women and what they mean to us
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When we move beyond living in a transactional world, when there is no social or self-serving benefit to our actions, we are acting from a feeling of empathy that recognizes our larger sense of...
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In five instances, the Torah describes the phenomenon of love at first sight: in the love of Adam for Eve, of Rebecca for Isaac, of Jacob for Rachel, of David for Abigail, and of David for Bathsheba....
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Rachel weeps for her children
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Studies show that social interactions, even if very brief, leave us feeling more satisfied and happy.
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Every single event, factor and statistical analysis with absolute certainty would predict my future to be the exact opposite of what it is today.
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A Parable for Our Lives
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Did you notice that the days are getting shorter and the nights darker and colder? The winter season and the shortest daytime hours is already, or will soon be, upon us.

In this week’s Torah portion, we are introduced to two of our matriarchs, the sisters Rachel and Leah.

Rachel is a beautiful woman, the woman whom our patriarch Yaakov instantly loves. She is described as “beautiful and...

Studies show that social interactions, even if very brief, leave us feeling more satisfied and happy.
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Handy Household Hacks
Peel Fruits Easily

To peel fruits and vegetables with thin skins easily, place in a bowl and cover with boiling water, let stand for about a minute and then peel with a sharp paring knife.

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Dance in the Rain

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to end. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

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