Shemini 5780 – When Only You Know
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Shemini 5780 – When Only You Know

"Each one of us has to have the integrity to stop for a moment and check in. Are we present? Are we focusing on the task or the mitzvah that HaShem has put before us in order to connect to him?"

All These Dreams, What Now?
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All These Dreams, What Now?

When I was in 8th grade, I had a vivid dream in which I lived out my whole life, including finishing school, getting married, having children and really living a whole and happy life….and then I woke up.  I remember the deflated, empty feeling that I had then, a feeling of dread that it actually...

VaYakhel 5780 – Gathered in our Hearts
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VaYakhel 5780 – Gathered in our Hearts

On Shabbos we acknowledge that this is Hashem’s world, we stop our individual work and we spend the day serving Hashem through the boundaries that we place on ourselves and the special things that we do to elevate the day.

Tetzave 5780 – The Oil of Passion
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Tetzave 5780 – The Oil of Passion

Our own individual passion is the only oil which can be used to light up our own souls forever. A real teacher is one who is able to connect his/her student to their own menorah.

Terumah 5780 – The Memory Spot
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Terumah 5780 – The Memory Spot

In this week’s parsha, Terumah, Bnei Yisrael are given the mitzvah of donating towards the building of the Mishkan. The Torah tells us “וְיִקְחוּ־לִ֖י תְּרוּמָ֑ה”, “Let them take me an offering”.