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According to the midrash, Noah spent 120 years building the ark, including growing trees to specific measurements (the longest was exactly 450 feet) so they would not have to be cut to size.  The idea was that the other people would see him making the ark,...

According to the midrash, God considered creating a world based on emet, truth; seeing that such a world could not survive, God hurled truth into the earth and created the world based on hesed, generosity, instead. I was struck this week, listening to the discussion of...

As a rabbi, resident of Palm Beach County, and father of children in the Palm Beach County schools, I was shocked and dismayed to see that the Palm Beach County School Board made national news for reinstating William Latson, a principal who could not confirm...

My memory of Simchat Torah as a child is hundreds of people crowded into the narrow aisle surrounding the pews in our sanctuary, circling the sanctuary while packed so tightly we could only shuffle rather than walk.  More recently, I have been to celebrations where...

Hi friends, I wanted to share these beautiful model Sukkahs the children created in our Mitzvah class.  The children learned about Sukkot, and created model Sukkahs out of clay, food, legos, or whatever materials they could find.  Thanks to master teacher Aliza Stein for giving them...

We forgive, but do we forget? All of our relationships have baggage.  Emotional baggage is like balls we stuff into a closet: once we open the door, all the balls come pouring out into the room and are awfully hard to put back.  Our spouse hurts...