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February 6, 2016 | 27 Shevat, 5776
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Mishpatim - Laws and Judgments

The creation of time and space between cause and effect in our lives is an opportunity for us to exercise free will and become proactive. By recognizing the time delay often found between cause and effect - we can hopefully become more proactive and responsible for our actions. The detailed description of laws in this portion shows us how all of our actions have an effect - guiding us in our daily decisions to exercise free will and restrict actions that may have negative effects in our lives. ...

by Richard Swerdlow on Feb 01 - 08:02 pm UTC

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Beshalach - Portion of Miracles

Things are in our own hands and we have an active role to play in life. Our certainty in our ability to become like G-d, a co-creator in our reality, is how we can achieve anything. G-d delivers the results, but we must put forth the effort. It is truly up to us to achieve mastery in our own lives and then over the physical reality of the universe. ...

by Richard Swerdlow on Jan 19 - 05:01 pm UTC

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The Best Challah!

Bake the best - and connect to the spiritual energy of Challah. ...

by Richard Swerdlow on Jun 29 - 07:06 pm UTC

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The concept of “keeping” Shabbat is though out the Torah, but is specifically revealed the three initial times times it is mentioned. We see it in the first portion of the Torah, Bereshit (Genesis 2:1) where we read that following the act of Creation, “G-d rested on the seventh day from all His work, which He had […]