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December 3, 2016 | 3 Kislev, 5777
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Toldot - Descendants

We will be tempted by negative opportunities throughout our lives and we must strive to utilize our understanding and higher consciousness to overcome the temptation towards the evil inclination. We can connect to our highest selves by restricting the short-term pleasures from immoral activity and act in a proactive manner for long-term reward. ...

by Richard Swerdlow on Nov 26 - 11:11 pm UTC

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Rosh Chodesh Kislev - Month of Miracles

It is important to understand that the two miracles of Chanukah - the defeat of the large Greek army by the Maccabees and the burning of a single vial of oil for eight days - happened because the universe is open to miracles during this time period, as opposed to Kislev being the month of miracles because of Chanukah. Chanukah is an effect - as opposed to the cause of miracles found in Kislev. ...

by Richard Swerdlow on Dec 02 - 07:12 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 […]