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  • Our place in this world

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The ancient rabbis were astute psychologists. They reflected on the inner life, not through theories, but through narratives, especially their analyses of and speculations on the narratives in the Torah.

    Let's take a look at a bit of rabbinic commentary on one brief, strange and...

  • Even the subtlest slight deserves a challenge

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It happens to all of us. You are with friends, engaged in small talk, and then someone makes a disparaging comment about a common acquaintance. You didn't see the insult coming, but there it is. It's entered the conversation.

    What should you do? Should you challenge the slight or...