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It is not enough to live a good life because our intellect or hierarchy dictates so; we need to take that self and transcend it.
Miriam was no ordinary sibling. Moses owed her his entire relationship with his natural family, as well as his identity as one of the children of Israel.
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My elderly mother is adamantly against my doing this. She argues that charity begins at home, and that a relative might need my organ in the future.
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Rights for Self-Determination Vs. Obligations for Spiritual Growth

Dear Reader,

I overheard a discussion.

One woman was complaining about her teenage son’s aggravating behavior. “Sometimes, I could just kill him!” She vented.

Unbeknown to her, the other woman was in the middle of chemotherapy treatment for her own son to fight his life-threatening illness. I observed her tense up at the choice of words.

Calmly, she replied: “Kids will be kids. But...

Life and liberty, to Jews, are not ends in themselves; they are the means by which we can serve G-d.
— I Am an American and a Jew
Handy Household Hacks
Clean After the Shower

Do a quick clean of your bathroom after your shower. The steam that condenses on all the surfaces makes it easier to wipe everything down.


Never deprive anyone of hope. It may be all they have.

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