The Fluid Mechanics of Theology

Does anything in the Prophets or the Writings or the Besorah [New Testament] supersede Torah? This is a very important question and it will define your relationship with the Torah as a lifestyle, it will define your relationship with the Jewish people, and it will intrinsically define [or limit] your access to the promises of […]

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The Special Ingredient

The Emperor was hunting in the woods and a storm came so he found a house to stay in for the night with an old couple. The sun was going down so the old couple lit their two candles for the Sabbath. The Emperor thought they were foolish and odd characters, but soon after he […]

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Donkeys and Firstborn

Generally, The drash[1] you will hear throughout the English-speaking world will be about the word, Bo, and how it means come and not go. Do not worry, I will not bore you with that today. Instead, I would like to read you a portion of today’s Parsha that is usually ignored. It’s read, but not […]

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Second Chances

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” (Jonah 1:2) This is not the first time Jonah makes an appearance. During the reign of Jeroboam II the son of Yoash, it says Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet from Gat-hefer, prophesied that […]

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Patience

A couple were having a bit of marital trouble. Near their wits’ end, they approached their Tzaddik and asked him, “Can you help us? We have prayed for patience toward each other and it seems to elude us.” Their Tzaddik jumped from his chair. “Get out!” He yelled. “I have no time for you!” He […]

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Stretched

I enjoy having my theology stretched or rocked off its foundations because it allows me to learn and to grow. It removes my complacency and replaces it with a desire to rekindle an equilibrium, which only comes from further study. If we’re convinced of our own brilliance and wisdom, and we think we’re always right, […]

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