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  • Present Perfection

    By Rabbi Karen Deitsch

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I overslept this morning. I woke up an hour after I was expected to teach. Lost in a barrage of self-punishing thoughts and assumptions of dire consequences, I panicked aimlessly, still wearing my pajamas, thinking of ways to fix it. I was in the darkness of a wakeful nightmare: the...
  • Fear of Isaac

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Stories abound of natural tensions between sons-in-law and their fathers-in-law. One is about the man speaking with his future son-in-law, who was studying to be a rabbi.

    "Tell me," he prodded, "how do you intend to support my daughter?"

    "The Almighty will provide," answered the...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Goodbye, Jacob, Goodbye

    Parshat Vayetze opens with Jacob leaving Be'er Sheva. Everyone feels his absence.

    Is there someone who used to live in your neighborhood or went to your school but moved away? How did you feel when they left? Was that person someone who did nice things?