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It amazes me how events in each week’s Torah Portion constantly pinpoint our exact situation as we travel through history. Of course, that is our Torah. “Hashem n’chaini … Hashem, guide me in Your righteousness, because of my watchful enemies. Make Your way straight before me.” (Psalm 5:9) I remember, from my early years, blundering with no Guide and no path. 

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THE EGG


Several years ago, at this season, I heard a parable from Rabbi Naftali Jaeger Shlita”h, Rosh ha Yeshiva of Sh’or Yoshuv, in the name of the Ishbitzer Rebbe. 

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THE QUIET OF THE NIGHT


I admit it. My favorite of all the Megilas is Rus.[i] The language is simple, even spare, the essence of understatement. 

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