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  • 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...

  • Behind the Kvetch

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A guy gets a Labrador and he can't wait to show him off to his neighbor. So when the neighbor comes over, the guy calls the dog into the house, bragging about how smart the little guy is. The dog quickly comes running and stands looking up at his master, tail wagging furiously, mouth...

  • You Are What You Wear

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Have you ever read in an advertisement inviting you to buy an overpriced suit or necktie that "It's true, clothes do make the man"?

    Do clothes make the man or woman? On the one hand, we'd like to think that people aren't affected by something as superficial as clothing. But on the...

  • Fear or Fury?

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed. Almost one year ago to the day, Dr. David Appelbaum and his daughter, Nava, were murdered when a suicide bomber exploded himself at Cafe Hillel in Jerusalem. Dr. Appelbaum, 50, was the head of emergency medicine at Shaarei Tzedek...

  • Not by Bread Alone

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    One of my most memorable Torah lessons from elementary school was the one about the manna. This was the magical food that the Jews ate while traveling through the desert. It was some kind of amorphous bread that fell from heaven daily, and the Torah describes it as being like honey...