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  • Looking inward, forward

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    April 10, 2013 | 2:55 pm

    “For there is not a righteous man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not” -(Kohellet, 7:20). 

    Everyone has their moments of failure, when they transgress. Not necessarily out of malice, but in response to temptation or opportunity or out of fear. Rarely do we see such...

  • Noah’s deadly lack of curiosity

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    October 29, 2008 | 8:58 pm

    It is a question that has dogged Noah for millennia. When the Torah characterizes him as a tzadik (righteous person) in his generation, is this an objective measure of his character?

    Was Noah someone who would have been recognized as a tzadik in any generation? Or was Noah only a...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In this week's portion, Israel is commanded to build an aron (ark) in which the tablets of the Ten Commandments will be placed. It is made of shita (acacia wood) and gold. The aron is covered in gold inside and out. It is like a jewelry box. When you have something very precious, you...