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  • Passover: Four Steps to Spiritual Freedom.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 2, 2015 | 7:27 am

    In this modern, complex, noisy world, all of us are slaves to destructive habits, toxic thoughts, and unkind and frightening influences.  How do we break free?

    The Seder is a tale of spiritual journey- the story of going from spiritual slavery to spiritual freedom, from darkness...

  • European Jews, Iranian Jews and Exodus.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 28, 2015 | 11:26 am

    In the darkness of escalating anti-Semitism, so much has been written on why European Jews should leave.

    There is comfort in the familiar, even when abusive, even when painful.  It’s nearly impossible to understand the lure of wishing to stay oppressed.

    Yet, Exodus is the story...

  • The chametz within

    March 28, 2013 | 8:17 am

    Rejoice! Spring has arrived, and Pesach is here. The time of our liberation is at hand. The Exodus from our narrow straits is re-enacted once more.

    To be sure, Pesach is about history — the story of the children of Israel leaving the oppression of Egypt, freed into the wilderness...

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