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My Thoughts 277 The Three Weeks 2022

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4 months ago
My Thoughts 277 The Three Weeks. A thought on the three week period between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av. A time of misery and destruction for the Jewish Nation throughout history.

My Thoughts 282 The Month of Elul Again 2

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2 months ago
282 The month of Elul again 2: A continuation of last weeks My Thoughts, about the special month of Elul and our quest for teshuvah and forgiveness!

My Thoughts 275 The Spies part 2

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4 months ago
275 The spies part 2: A continuation of the story of the spies and the 40 years that the nation traveled in the desert and their relevance to Jewish history.

My Thoughts 274 The Spies part 1

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5 months ago
274 The Spies, part 1: This lecture examines the incident of the spies that were sent by Moshe to travel the land and to bring back information on what they observed.

My Thoughts 268 Kosher 2

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6 months ago
268 Kosher 2, Continuing with the laws of kosher animals. The pig the only animal that has split hooves and does not chew its cud. Next a discussion about fish, birds, insects and reptiles. Reasons given for all these laws but in the end they are all THE WILL OF GOD!

My Thoughts 267 Kosher 1

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6 months ago
267 Kosher 1: A thought on the laws, the reasons, and commands to eat or not eat certain animals. What does chewing its cud and split hooves signify?

My Thoughts 266 Nothing is an Accident 2

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7 months ago
266 Nothing is an Accident 2. This My Thought is about a true story that i experienced recently!

My Thoughts 289 The Gambler

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1 week ago
289 My thoughts, The Gambler, a song that gives us some good advice about how we should live our lives!

My Thoughts 288 Why No Warning

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2 weeks ago
288 Why no Warning? Why was there no Warning from God to the residents of Sodom and Amorah before He destroyed them?

My Thoughts 287 Rainbow

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3 weeks ago
My Thoughts 287 Rainbow: An examination as to why God chose a rainbow as a sign that He would never destroy His world again with a flood!

My Thoughts 286 Noach

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4 weeks ago
286 Noach,My thoughts as to who Noach was and why he may not have been able to influence even one individual in his generation.

My Thoughts 285 Three questions in Prayers

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1 month ago
285 Three questions in prayers. An examination of three prayers that are relevant all through the year!

My Thoughts 284 Why Happiness on Succot

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284 Why Happiness on Succot? What is so special about Succot that the Torah mentions JOY 3 times whereas with Pesach there is no mention of joy and with Shavuot joy is only mentioned once!

My Thoughts 283 Practical Tips for the Holiday

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2 months ago
283 Practical tips on the holiday. Some ideas of how to approach the Yom Ha Din the day of Judgment with certain mitzvoth that we may help us to have our prayers accepted by God our Father!

My Thoughts 281 The Month of Elul Againe

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3 months ago
281, The Month of Elul Again. A lecture on preparing ourselves for the upcoming days of Awe, the High Holidays. How do we repent?

My Thoughts 280 Write it Down

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3 months ago
280 Write it Down. A lecture on the importance of writing things down.

My Thoughts 279 Balak

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279 Balak. Why would the sages name a portion in the Torah after Balak? Why not Billaam? What do we learn from all of this?

My Thoughts 278 Tisha B'Av

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4 months ago
278 Tisha B'Av, (We the People). A thought about the fast of the 9th day of the month of Av!

My Thoughts 276 Korach

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4 months ago
276 My Thoughts Korach, A lesson for all of us to learn about ego and TMI

My Thoughts 273 The Book With Only Two Verses in the Torah

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5 months ago
272 The Book with only two verses in the Torah. In this Thought i discuss the Two verses that we recite during our services when we remove and return the Torah Scroll to the Ark.

My Thoughts 272 Torah what's in a word

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5 months ago
272 Torah what's in a word. A thought about the word BAMIDBOR, and what we can learn from just one word in Torah.

My Thoughts 271 Torah the Key for LIfe

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5 months ago
271 Torah the Key for Life. In the Torah God commands us to CHAI B'HEM, that we should live through them. What does that actually mean?

My Thoughts 269 The Book of Ruth

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6 months ago
269 The Book of Ruth. A discussion as to why we read the Book of Ruth on the holiday of Shavuoth!

My Thoughts 265 Reflections after Passover

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7 months ago
265 Reflections after Passover, a lecture on the concept of asking and answering questions. Why do we use the middle, Levi matzah for the Afikomin?

My Thoughts 264 Searching for C

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7 months ago

My Thoughts 263 Never Alone

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8 months ago
263 Never Alone. A thought on the concept of AR VUS, mutual culpability. We are never without God's presence. We as Jews are one body!

My Thoughts 262 Sacrifices

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8 months ago
My thoughts 262 Sacrifices, a thought on sacrifices especially the Peace offering and the TODAH, Thanksgiving offering.

My Thoughts 261 Humility Betul

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8 months ago
261 Humility Betul, a thought about humility and the necessity for us to BE A TOOL of God and to be a light unto the nations.

My Thoughts 260 Can We Be Happy Today

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8 months ago
My Thoughts, 260 Can we be happy Today? A look at the world today and do we have the ability to overcome all the challenges that this world tests us with?

My Thoughts 259 Priestly Garments

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9 months ago
259 Priestly Garments. A thought about clothing in general and the specific reason why the High Priest wore the clothing that was commanded by God when he would serve in the Holy Temple.

My Thoughts 258 The Olympics and Judaism

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9 months ago
258 The Olympics and Judaism. What do we learn from the Olympics that connects with our service of God. How do the Olympics, the Special Olympics, and the Paralympics, connect to the book of Tanys?

My Thoughts 257 Beginnings

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9 months ago
My Thoughts 257 Beginnings. A discussion about how difficult beginnings help to bring about successful ends! Examples from biblical figures to help us understand the concept. j

My Thoughts 256 Health and Healing in Judaislm

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9 months ago
256 Health and healing in Judaism. Are we allowed to seed and receive medical attention? Can an Orthodox Jew lead a healthy lifestyle? Advice from the Rambam. What if?

My Thoughts 255 The Jewish Slave

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10 months ago
255 An examination of who is a Jewish Slave. Why is the first civil law taught to the Jewish Nation about the Jewish slave?

My Thoughts 254 A Positive Lesson from Covid 19

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10 months ago
254, A Positive Lesson from Covid 19. A look at the connection between Covid 19 and Kavod 19 # of the Hebrew word AHCHI, brother. A discussion on how the two ideas connect.

My Thoughts 253 How to Kill you Wife....with kindness!

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10 months ago
253 How to Kill your Wife, ( with Kindness). A thought on married life and how to deal with all the challenges that it creates. Also a look at intimacy in marriage.

My Thoughts 252 Sibling Rivalry

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10 months ago
252 Sibling Rivalry, a challenge that began with the first two brothers and has continued all through history even until today. A look at words such as ACHIM, brothers or RAYACHAH, your friend tell us a great deal about this relationship with our sibling!

My Thoughts 251 Burial versus Cremation

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11 months ago
251 Burial versus Cremation: A thought about the benefits of Burial over Cremation, over and above the fact that Burial is a positive commandment from the Torah.

My Thoughts 250 Home versus Work

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11 months ago
250 Home versus Work: The challenges of working from home versus working from an office. Gaining an appreciation for a STAY AT HOME MOM!

My Thoughts 249 Yosef

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11 months ago
249 My Thoughts Yosef: A look at how the beginning and end of the Book of Genesis are connected with the lives of Yosef and Awdam compared to each other. Also the Gematria of the the numbers 17, 22, and 39.

My Thoughts 248 The Jewish Calendar

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11 months ago
248 The Jewish Calendar, its importance in our Jewish lives. A discussion of the 4 New Years. The difference between the solar and lunar year.

My Thoughts 247 Make it Happen

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11 months ago
My Thoughts 247 Make it Happen. Don't wait for success to come to you, Make it happen!

My Thoughts 246 Yaakov's Fear and Anxiety

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1 year ago
246 Yaakov's Fear and Anxiety. Yaakov was about to meet with his brother Esau who was coming with 400 men. Even though God had promised to protect him yet he still entertained FEAR and ANXIETY, but why?

My Thoughts 245 Jacobs Ladder

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1 year ago
245 Jacobs Ladder. A thought on the vision of the angels going up and coming down a ladder, why not stairs? A breakdown of the word LADDER in Hebrew and the Gematrious, the numerical values of words connected to our theme.

My Thoughts 244 Wells in the Torah

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1 year ago
244 Wells in the Torah, there meaning and significance and the connection between water and Torah

My Thoughts 243 Yitzhok as a Parent

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1 year ago
243 Yitzhok as a Parent. What do we learn from Yitzhok and his approach to parenting with his sons, especially Esau.

My Thoughts 243a Yitzhok as a Parent

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1 year ago
243 My Thoughts Yitzhok as a parent. Examining how Yitzkhok dealt with two totally different sons and the results of his efforts.

My Thoughts 242 Imitation

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242 My thoughts Imitation. Does God want us to imitate Him or are we free to innovate?

My Thoughts 241 Punishment

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1 year ago
241 My thoughts Punishment. Does God punish us or not?

My Thoughts 240 Nothing is an Accident

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1 year ago
240 Nothing is an accident. A snapshot of Torah and how the events in the lives of our ancestors were not random, Nothing is an Accident! A great lesson for us in our lives.

My Thoughts 239 After Having Covid

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1 year ago
239 After having Covid, some of my personal thoughts about my experiences during my bout with Covid.

My Thoughts 238 The Priestly Blessing 2

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1 year ago
238 The Priestly Blessing 2. A deeper look at the Priestly Blessing, word by word

My Thoughts 237 Priestly Blessing 1

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1 year ago

My Thoughts 236 The King in the Field

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1 year ago
A thought on the month of Elul. The story about the King in the field. Bilaam and the Jews who left Egypt.

My Thoughts 235 Evil from Birth

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1 year ago
235 Evil from Birth: A thought as to whether man is created evil or is it a connection to a previous life lived, and he is here to correct his misdeeds?

My Thoughts 234 Havdalah

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1 year ago
234 Havdalah. A discussion about the Havdalah service that we perform at the end of the Shabbat. Why do we include a braided candle, wine, and spices in our service?

My Thoughts 233 Laughter in Judaism

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1 year ago
233 Laughter in Judaism: Is there a place in Orthodox Judaism for laughter?

My Thoughts 232 Forgive or File

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1 year ago
232 Forgive or file: When someone hurts us do we forgive or do we just file it away and wait for them to err again FILE and then get even angrier then before. So how do we truly forgive?

My Thoughts 231 Tisha B'Av

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1 year ago
Tisha B'Av the Ninth of the Hebrew month of Av. We the People, a thought on the state of the world today, the loss of the concept of WE, have we lost the art of Compromise. Hereditary traits!

My Thoughts 230 The Loss of Family

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1 year ago
230 The Loss of Family. A thought connected to the tragedy that occurred in Surfside Florida. A connection to laws of recovering a body from a building that collapses on the Shabbat. The connection to those especially children who have been buried under our secular society and how we should react to them.

My Thoughts 229 The Three Weeks

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1 year ago
My Thoughts 229, The Three weeks, a thought about the 17th of Tamuz and the 9th of Av. In both historical perspective and current times.

My Thoughts 228 Reading versus Speaking to God

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1 year ago
228 Reading versus Speaking to God. When you pray do you just look at the words or just recite them without any fore thought. Are you reading to God or are you Speaking to Him?

My Thoughts 227 Vision

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1 year ago
227 Vision. A look at the spies and also the Binding of Yitzhok and how they relate to our vision of God and His commandments.

My Thoughts 226 Leaders 2

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1 year ago
226 Leaders 2. More of the qualities that a Leader should possess. everyone is a leader somewhere, if only of themselves. In the end there is only one leader that we can turn to, God Almighty Himself. As it says, " By the word of God they traveled and by the word of God they camped." MASHIACH NOW!

My Thoughts 225 Leaders 1

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1 year ago
225, Leaders 1. A thought on being a leader, examples from the Torah of and God and His servants. Lessons that we can all use in our lives today!

My Thoughts 224 Friends to the End

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1 year ago
224 Friends to the End: The importance of friendship to our lives in this world and the next. A story about our 3 friends!

My Thoughts 223 86,400

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1 year ago
223 86,400: There are 86,400 seconds in a day, the question is what do we do with them, we can not bank them, they are finite, they must be used on the day itself.

My Thoughts 222 Moshe's Mission 2

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1 year ago
222 Moshe's Mission. An overview of all that Moshe had done for the Jewish Nation as their leader and all that he had taught us.

My Thoughts 221 Moshe's Mission

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1 year ago
221 Moshe's Mission: A overview of Moshe from his birth through his bringing down the tablets from Mt. Sinai.

My Thoughts 220 Crowns in Judaism

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220 Crowns in Judaism, from the Giving of the Torah when the Jewish people said the words " we will do and we will listen." Until the crowning of the Messiah may he come quickly and in our time.

My Thoughts 219 Patience

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1 year ago
219 Patience. The importance of patience. The price for impatience throughout the history of the world.

My Thoughts 218 A Verse in Torah

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1 year ago
My Thoughts 218 A verse in Torah, what we can learn from one simple verse in Torah!

My Thoughts 217 Blessing

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1 year ago
217 Blessing, an overview of the blessing of BOREH N'FAWSHOS and how we gain a new appreciation for our deficiencies and addictions.

My Thoughts 216 Searching for Chometz

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1 year ago
215 Searching for Chometz. Searching for the Chometz in our hearts so as to allow God to have a residence within our beings.

My Thoughts 215 The Last Passover

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1 year ago
215 The Last Passover. My thought on the possibility that this may well be the last Passover, a look at the past to better understand our future!

My Thoughts 214 Laws 2

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1 year ago
214 Laws 2. A continuation of a discussion of the importance of laws to Judaism and society at large.

My Thoughts 213 Laws 1

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1 year ago
213 a two part lecture on the importance and and the necessity of laws, both secular and religious!

My Thoughts 212 Flowers and Birds

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1 year ago
212 Flowers and Birds. How we learn, how to attain and retain knowledge.

My Thoughts 211 Purim Poor Him 2

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1 year ago
211 My Thoughts on Purim and how we understand the story and how it connects with our lives today.

My Thoughts 210 Purim Poor Him

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1 year ago
My Thoughts 210, Purim, it is a time of the year when we need to turn the WE over and make it ME, think of others help others. Learn from Esther who was willing to put everything on the line for the safety and benefit of her people. Come with me on a journey through the Megillah and hopefully find some new and motivating information.

My Thoughts 209 Masks 2

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1 year ago
209 Masks 2. The advantages that we have from wearing a mask. The sin of Loshen Harah and the devastation that it can bring. There are things in life that are best kept masked!

My Thoughts 208 Masks 1

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1 year ago
208 Masks 1. Is there any benefit that we have spiritually by wearing a mask. Is wearing a Mask a positive or negative?

My Thoughts 207 A Tale of Two Women 2

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1 year ago
207 A tale of two women 2. A discussion about the relationship between Hagar, Yishmael, and Hagar. How are we to understand their relationship? Are we in the 5th exile, that of Yishmael?

My Thoughts 206 A Tale of Two Women 1

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1 year ago
206, A tale of two women, a discussion on the relationship between Sawra and Hagar. Its significance in history and today. What can we learn from their story?

My Thoughts 205 The Beginning connected to the end

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1 year ago
Chp.3 verses 23 - 25: Introduction, Moshe realizing that he is about to die and that the people have not prayed to God for him, he offers his own prayers to God in the hope that God will allow him to enter the land of Israel.

My Thoughts 204 Listening to God 3

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My Thoughts 203 Listening to God 2

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1 year ago
203 Listening to God 2. What do we learn from the story of Yaakov, Esau, Yosef, and his brothers, that we can use in our lives today?

My Thoughts 202 Listening to God 1

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1 year ago

My Thoughts 201 Chanukah 2020

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201 Chanukah 2020. The holiday of lights, what are we celebrating? History repeating itself, Greek philosophy verses Democracy. Can Mashiach really come in the environment that we live in today?

My Thoughts 200 Are we really ready for Mashiach

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200 Are we really ready for Mashiach? Just like the Children of Israel, Moshe was able to take them out of Egypt, but he was not able to take Egypt out of the Jews. This state of facts still exist today. Many of us have made our connection to God and Judaism secondary to our allegiance to our host country. Where does our true allegiance rest?

My Thoughts 199 How are we doing:?

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2 years ago
199, How are we doing? A reflection on where the world is today, and where we are and or should be.

My Thoughts 198 Kippah

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2 years ago
198 Kippah. The kippah or Yarmulke, a head covering worn by Jews. The history stories from the Talmud. The connection to Christianity. Why women don't wear a Kippah. What does it signify?

My Thoughts 197 Colors 2

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2 years ago
197 Continuation of colors in the world and how they are viewed in Judaism.

My Thoughts 196 My Thoughts Colors 1

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2 years ago
196 Colors and there place in life and Judaism.

My Thoughts 195 Clothes 2

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2 years ago
195, The history and function of clothes in Judaism and life.

My Thoughts 194 Clothes 1

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2 years ago
194 Clothes, the importance of clothing. The history of clothing in the Torah.

My Thoughts 193 Salt

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193 Salt. The importance of salt not just in our physical lives but also in our spiritual lives. Little things can make a big difference!

My Thoughts 192 What Now

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2 years ago
192 What Now. All the holidays are finished WHAT DO WE DO NOW? Where do we go from here?

My Thoughts 191 Time of Joy 2

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2 years ago
191 A continuation on the joy of the holiday of Sukot, and the connection to the 8th day of Shemini Atzeras.

My Thoughts 190 A Time of Joy 1

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2 years ago
190 A time of joy. A discussion as to why we don't eat our matza in a sukah. Also why is it that Sukot is referred to as a time of joy more so than the other festivals. Also how is it possible to go from the greatest time of trepidation to the greatest time of joy in 5 days?

My Thoughts 189 Only five more days

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2 years ago
189 Only five more days. We are half way through the 10 days of repentance what should we be thinking about and preparing for?

My Thoughts 188 Rosh Hashanah 2020

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2 years ago
188 Rosh Hashanah. Thoughts about the year, about prayer, about what our focus should be as we stand before God on this one of the holiest days of the year.

My Thoughts 187 Hypocrisy

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2 years ago
187 Hypocrisy, as seen in both the secular and the spiritual arena.

My Thoughts 186

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2 years ago
186 Peer Pressure 3, discussion of positive and negative peer pressure.

My Thoughts 185 Peer Pressure 2

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2 years ago
185 Peer Pressure 2: The power of Peer Pressure even in the secular world. Parents and peer pressure. Why no commandment to love our parents only God?

My Thoughts 184 Peer Pressure 1

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2 years ago
184 Peer Pressure 1: A lecture on positive and negative peer pressure with examples found in the books of the Torah.

My Thoughts 183 Driver or Passenger

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2 years ago
183 Driver or Passenger. Which are you? Do we all have to drive? Being a passenger. Learning how to Drive. Choosing a driver.

My Thoughts 182 Original Sin2

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182 Original Sin 2. An analysis of Chava's sin before and after she ate from the Tree. Did man really sin, and why was he punished? How are we to understand the punishment of the Serpent? So is there such a thing as original sin, no everything that happens in the world is orchestrated by God Almighty. What we see again and again, is that everything that God does is for the best.

My Thoughts 181 Original Sin 1

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181 Original Sin. Why did they sin with the Tree of Knowledge? How are we to understand how they could have sinned so quickly and grievously against God?

My Thoughts 180 Reward

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180 Reward, is there reward for a mitzvah in this world or is it all saved for our spiritual 401k in the next World. What exactly is this great reward that we are seeking in the next world?

My Thoughts 179 Obligation or Privilege

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179 Do we serve God Almighty out of Obligation or Privilege? Does it make a difference?

My Thoughts 178 Worry

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2 years ago
178 Worry. A lecture on worrying and how it can be detrimental to us physically mentally and spiritually.

My Thoughts 177 Forgiveness

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2 years ago
177 Forgiveness. Especially today with the pandemic and the social unrest that plagues our world it is even more important that we be able to forgive and even more so forget!

My Thoughts 176a Fail to Succeed

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176a Fail to Succeed. How are we to perceive failure in our lives. we must learn to use failure as an opportunity to grow.

My Thoughts 176b Fail to Succeed

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2 years ago
176b, there was a power failure and this lecture was interrupted and then continued.

My Thoughts 175 Blessing Children

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175 Blessing Children. We bless our daughters with the blessing that they should be like the matriarchs. One would think that we would bless our sons with the names of the patriarchs. Why would we bless them to be like Efriam and Menashe?

My Thoughts 174 Reading other people

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174, Reading other people correctly. Most of us are illiterate when it comes to reading others. We learn from the stories of Yosef and Yaakov, to read others and not transfer our thoughts to someone else.

My Thoughts 173 Marriage verses Virus

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2 years ago
173, Marriage verses Virus. Has the Corona Virus infected your marriage?

My Thoughts 172 After Lag B'Omer

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172 After Lag B"Omer, 2/3rds of the counting of the Omer is over but we still have time to utilize the remaining days in a positive way, to help our bodies and our souls. This is even more important today in the midst of our pandemic.

My Thoughts 170 Paper Clips

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170, Paper clips and their function and significance. Story about the PAPER CLIP PROJECT.

My Thoughts 170 Stories to help us grow from the virus

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170 Stories to help us grow from the Virus. Many times we learn the most from stories and so I've compiled a group of stories that I hope will help us to grow from this moment in history.

My Thoughts 169 Prayers for Corona Virus

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2 years ago
169 Prayers for the Corona Virus, though we pray everyday, during this period of difficulty we should concentrate on certain prayer more than others. A discussion on those prayers.

My Thoughts 168 Corona Virus 3

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2 years ago
168 Corona Virus 3, My Thoughts on the Corona Virus and a thought on its connection to the holiday of Pesach.

My Thoughts 167 Corona Virus 2

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167 this is the 2nd lecture on the Corona Virus. WHAT DOES G-D WANT? Are shuls, are study halls are all closed, we are told to stay home. Where is our "CITY OF REFUGE" in this pandemic?

My Thoughts Corona Virus...What if

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2 years ago
166 The Corona Virus... What if? How are we supposed to view this Virus. What are we to learn from it. Can it be positive in the end?

My Thoughts 165 The Heart

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165, The Heart, on both a physical and spiritual level.

My Thoughts 164 tefillin 2

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164 The second lecture on the mitzvah of Tefillin.

My Thoughts 163 Tefillin 1

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2 years ago
Thoughts on the mitzvah of Tefillin.

My Thoughts 162 Shema Yisrael 6

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2 years ago
162 Shema Yisrael 6, the final lecture on the 3rd paragraph of the Shema and the Mitzvah of Tzitzis.

My Thoughts 161 Shema Yisrael 5

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161 Beginning of the 3rd paragraph of the Shema Yisrael, and the mitzvah of Tzitzis.

My Thoughts 160 Shema Yisrael 4

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2nd lecture on the second paragraph of the Shema Yisrael.

My Thoughts 159 Shema Yisrael 3

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159 The beginning of the 2nd paragraph of the Shema Yisrael

My Thoughts 158 Shema Yisrael 2

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158, lecture on the 1st paragraph of the Shema, V'Ahavta

My Thoughts 157 Shema Yisrael

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2 years ago
thoughts and meaning of the opening words of the Shema Yisrael. Instruction on what to think of and how to say the phrase.

My Thoughts 156 Lion Tamer

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156 Lion Tamer, all Bali Teshuvah have a ferocious lion that resides in their minds. Challenge of life to turn the lion into a pussycat and not allow it to attack and eat you up.

My Thoughts 155 Jewish Mothers

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2 years ago
Jewish mothers in Torah and Mothers that were not Jewish.

My Thoughts 154 Grandparents

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154 Grandparents. Prophecy, that the children will bring their parents back to Yiddishkiet. Examples from the Torah and Hagadah about Grandparents.

My Thoughts 153 Blessing at Circumcision

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3 years ago
153 Blessing at Circumcision. Do we invite guests to a circumcision?

My Thoughts 152

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2 years ago
TMI, To much information, Rivkah, Korach, and Shaul

My Thoughts 152 Circumcision 2

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3 years ago
152, Second lecture on Circumcision.

My Thoughts 151 Circumcision 1

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3 years ago
Circumcision its origin and reasons. Understanding all parts of the ritual.

My Thoughts 150 Can we question God

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3 years ago
Can we question God, or must we accept everything on pure faith?

My Thoughts 149 100 Blessings Daily

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3 years ago
Why do we say 100 blessings daily? What is the origin of this command?

My Thoughts 148 Refections on the Holidays

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3 years ago
Reflections on the Holidays, God has decided to give you a great year, the question is will you be able to see and appreciate the goodness. PERCEPTION

My Thoughts 147 The Month of Elul 3

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3 years ago
Conclusion of My Thoughts on the topic of Teshuvah connected with the month of Elul.

My Thoughts 146 The Month of Elul 2

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3 years ago
Continuation of the topic of Teshuvah, repentance, before the day of judgment.

My Thoughts 145 The month of Elul again

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3 years ago
Chp. 14 verses 1 - 20: The people cry in their tents because of the report of the spies. Moshe and Aaron fall on their faces and Calev and Yehoshua tear their clothing. God wants to destroy the nation but Moshe argues with God to at least not destroy them all at once since it would be a chilul Hashem. Moshe evokes the attributes from the 13 that were applicable in this situation. God answers that I will pardon them according to your words.

My Thoughts 144 Truth 2

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3 years ago
Truth 2, a review of some facts of first lecture on truth and some amazing facts about truth and numbers.

My Thoughts 143 Honoring parents

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3 years ago
Honoring parents, why would we be commanded to honor our parents? Why would the command to do so be on the first set of tablets and not the second? Why is it that with honor the father precedes the mother and with fear the mother precedes the father?

My Thoughts 142 What comes first

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3 years ago
What comes first, how do we decide what takes precedence in our decisions in life.

My Thoughts 141 The night before the circumcision

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3 years ago
The night before the circumcision, called Lel Shemurim, the night of vigil. Also a discussion of the 3 responses that the guests say at the circumcision, and their meaning.

My Thoughts 140 Tisha B'Av

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3 years ago
My thoughts on the fast of the 9th of Av.

My Thoughts 139 Shalom Zachor

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3 years ago
Shalom Zachor, what is it? Is it a celebration or a consolation?

My Thoughts 138 What is Earth and Hell

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3 years ago
What is Earth and Hell. Different opinions on what hell really is.

My Thoughts 137 Heaven and the World to Come

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3 years ago
What is Heaven and the World to Come? The seven Heavens and the seven chambers.

My Thoughts 136 The coming of the Messiah

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3 years ago
The coming of the Messiah, when will he come, how will he come, why do we want him to come etc.

My Thoughts 135 401k

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3 years ago
401k funding our spiritual investment account in Heaven

My Thoughts 134 The Evil Eye

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3 years ago
The Evil Eye is it a superstition or is it a part of Judaism?

My Thoughts 133 The Omer

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3 years ago
The Omer; why do we count the Omer now and what do we accomplish by doing so?

My Thoughts 118 -shiva

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3 years ago
My Thoughts visiting and being a mourner

My Thoughts 113 Gemtria 20

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4 years ago
Gematria of Chuf, number 20

My Thoughts 90 After Chanukah

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4 years ago
How is the after effects of the holiday of Chanukah different that all other Jewish holidays?

My Thoughts 89 Truth

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5 years ago
Truth: Should you always tell the truth?

My Thoughts 88 Teamwork

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5 years ago
Teamwork: the benefits and necessity of working together and helping others.

My Thoughts 87 Reboot

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5 years ago
Reboot: When everything seems to be out of wack, reboot!

My Thoughts 86 Treasure

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5 years ago
Treasure; dealing with older parents.

My Thoughts 85 Nose

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5 years ago
Nose; what does your nose have to so with spirituality?

My Thoughts 84 Action

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5 years ago
Action: Teshuvah we talk about it we think about it but do we actually do it? The power of one.

My Thoughts 83 2018

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5 years ago
2018- is it the year of the Messiah?

My Thoughts 82

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5 years ago
Affection, and how it plays such an important place in our lives. Not to be afraid of be loving to all those around us, especially our children.

My Thoughts 81 Regrets

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5 years ago
Regrets, five regrets of the dying, by Bronnie Ware. How they match up to the Torah's perspective. Choose happiness not regret.

My Thoughts 80 More or less

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5 years ago
Is it better to have more or less?

My Thoughts 79 Genetics

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5 years ago
Genetics, physical and spiritual and how they effect us.

My Thoughts 78

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5 years ago
Who are you? Who defines who you are? Whom should you be?

My Thoughts 78 Who are you?

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5 years ago
Who are you? Who defines who you are? Whom should you be?

My Thoughts 77 Choices

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5 years ago
Choices, we are judged by our choices. Which one's serve G-d and which one's serve ourselves.

My Thoughts 76 Humility

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5 years ago
Humility, the greatest trait of them all!

My Thoughts 75 Apologizing 2

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5 years ago
Apologizing to G-d verses man!

My Thoughts 74 Apologizing

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5 years ago
Apologizing, doing it right !! The does and don'ts. The three R's

My Thoughts 73 Punishment

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5 years ago
Punishment, secular verses religious.

My Thoughts 71 Guilt

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5 years ago
Guilt, is it good or bad? Does it come from the side of good or evil?

My Thoughts 71 Sin

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5 years ago
Sin different levels and degrees of sin. Why did G-d put the ability to sin into the world?

My Thoughts 70 Consistency

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5 years ago
Consistency the key to religion and life it makes everything easier on everyone!

My Thoughts 69 Work

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5 years ago
Work is it a blessing or a Curse? Is it a necessity of life or is it a mitzvah?

My Thoughts 68 Excellence

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5 years ago
How to achieve excellence in all the arenas of your life.

My Thoughts 67 Nature

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5 years ago
Nature, continuation on the topic of teachers. If G-d had not given us the Torah we still could have learned about Torah values from nature.

My Thoughts 66 Teachers

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5 years ago
Teachers, people in our lives and even before we are born that help us to learn and grow.

My Thoughts 65 Age

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5 years ago
Age, the contrast of how we look at age and aging through the secular world and through Torah.

My Thoughts 64 The Race

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5 years ago
The Race: When it comes to prayer, losing the race is much better than winning it!

My Thoughts 63 Anne's Story

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5 years ago
Anne's story, "Fire." A story about lighting Shabbos candles and the light and understanding that it brought into our lives. It's not enough to thank G-d for all that He does for us, we are also obligated to tell others about His goodness!

My Thoughts 62 My Story-3

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5 years ago
My Story epilogue and overview.

My Thoughts 61 My Story

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5 years ago
Part two of "A Tale of two Porters" Berel, now attempts to pass the same three tests that Boris had failed and Boris watches!

My Thoughts 60 My story

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5 years ago
Story written by me, A tale of two porters. Part 1, Boris.

My Thoughts 59 Stories

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5 years ago
Why does the Torah bother to tell us stories? What do we learn from hearing stories?

My Thoughts 58 Gossip

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5 years ago
Gossip, Lashon Harah, the history of it. The damage that it has done and that it does to the world. The power that it gives to Satan.

My Thoughts 57 Truth

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5 years ago
Truth, one of G-ds names. The creation of the world began and ended with "emet" truth. The importance and the benefits of telling the truth. Torah connections to the concept of truth. Story about truth.

My Thoughts 56 Shabbos

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5 years ago
The beauty and benefits of the Shabbos!

My Thoughts 55 Patience

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5 years ago
The impact that impatience has had on the world since creation. The importance of patience in all facets of one's life.

My Thoughts 54 Boredom

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5 years ago
How Boredom can be both a positive and a negative trait. The importance of finding structure and excitement in everything we do.

My Thoughts 53 Amein

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5 years ago
Amein, picking up diamonds. The power and reward for saying this one word!

My Thoughts 52 Time

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5 years ago
Time the essence of life, how we use it and how we should use it.

My Thoughts 51 Experience

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6 years ago
All experiences in life even those that are bitter are given to us to make us better,stronger, humbler, and more compassionate people.

My Thoughts 50 Bad People

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6 years ago
Why do good things happen to bad people?

My Thoughts 49 blessings-2

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6 years ago
Continues with how and what we thank G-d for.

My Thoughts 48 Blessings

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6 years ago
Blessings, the origin, who are we blessing, the power of a blessing.

My Thoughts 47 Friendship

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6 years ago
Friendship the most precious possession one can possess.

My Thoughts 46 Sleep

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6 years ago
Understanding sleep and dreams as it relates to G-d and religion.

My Thoughts 45 Food

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6 years ago
Food and how it effects our spirituality.

My Thoughts 44

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6 years ago
How exercise and religion are similar to each other.

My Thoughts 43 Converts

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6 years ago
Converts, why convert, where do they come from, why are so beloved to Hashem?

My Thoughts 42 Smile

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6 years ago
The importance of smiling :-)

My Thoughts 41 Charity-3

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6 years ago
The four descriptions of someone who gives charity, mentioned in Pirke Avos, and some commentary.

My Thoughts 40 Charity-2

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6 years ago
Rambam's 8 levels of charity and more.

My Thoughts 39 Charity-1

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6 years ago
Understanding charity, why give, who do we give to, how much, how often.

My Thoughts 38 Anti Semitism

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6 years ago
Anti Antisemitism, who do they hate and why.

My Thoughts 37 Angels

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6 years ago
Why does G-d need angels? What do we learn?

My Thoughts 36 Names

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6 years ago
Jewish names, what's in a name?

My Thoughts 35 loving 2

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6 years ago
Continuation of the command to love your neighbor as yourself.

My Thoughts 34 loving

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6 years ago
The commandment to love your friend as your self.

My Thoughts 33 Mitzvot

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6 years ago
What are Mitzvot? Why do we need them?

My Thoughts 32 Advice

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6 years ago
Giving and receiving advice, secular and religious.

My Thoughts 31 Jealousy-2

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6 years ago
Jealousy, coveting and desire. The ritual of the Sotah. The 10th commandment " thou shalt not covet."

My Thoughts 30 Jealousy-1

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6 years ago
Jealousy connected to envy and desire. Jealousy the destruction that it can cause. The 10th commandment, "Thou shalt not covet."

My Thoughts 29 Fear

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6 years ago
Fear fight, flight, Motivation, Innovation. Positive or negative? Connection to G-d and religion.

My Thoughts 28 Arrogance

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6 years ago
Arrogance, humility, G-d abhors anyone with an ego.

My Thoughts 27 Anger

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6 years ago
Anger, Why the Rambam says that one should never get angry.

My Thoughts 26 Marriage-5

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6 years ago
Tips on keeping a marriage strong and healthy, a masterpiece in progress!

My Thoughts 25 finding a mate

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6 years ago
Finding a mate, a "shidduch" why it's so important and why it's so difficult for some people. Some advice!

My Thoughts 24 - Divorce

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6 years ago
Divorce, even the alter weeps! The challenges to both parties and especially the children.

My Thoughts 23

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6 years ago
Marriage, being right, sex, money, illness, final thoughts.

My Thoughts 22

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6 years ago
Dealing with ego, anger, and communication.

My Thoughts 21

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7 years ago
Soul mate, B'sharte, not an accident, compromise

My Thoughts 20 Marriage

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7 years ago
Introduction, origin of marriage, knowing your spouse

My Thoughts 19 mourning

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7 years ago
mourning connection to deceased, visiting mourner, reason for saying kaddish, tombstone.

My Thoughts Death-2 18

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7 years ago
What is Heaven and why work to get there?

My Thoughts 16

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7 years ago
money gift from G-d or distraction from Satan?

My Thoughts 14

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7 years ago
intermarriage

My Thoughts 13 children

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7 years ago
Why do babies have babies? and other thoughts.

My Thoughts 12

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7 years ago
thoughts on prayer on the High Holidays.

My Thoughts 11

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7 years ago
PRAYER- P lease R espond A fter Y OU E xamine R equest. Understanding prayer.

My Thoughts 10

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7 years ago
prayer its origin and its purpose.

My Thoughts 9

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7 years ago
Mental pain and fear, and how should one cope with someone else's pain.

My Thoughts 8

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7 years ago
Is pain good or bad?

My Thoughts 7

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7 years ago
Is pain good or bad?

My Thoughts 6

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7 years ago
Why do bad things happen to good people?

My Thoughts 5

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7 years ago
Happiness it's a conscious choice

My Thoughts-4

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7 years ago
Why be religious,What's in it for me?

MyThoughts-3

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7 years ago
Why be religious, What's in it for me? Continues with the question can you prove that there is a G-d?

My Thoughts-2 G-d-2

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7 years ago
Continues with the question can you prove that there is a G-d?

Death 1

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7 years ago
Is death good or bad?

My thoughts G-d-1

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7 years ago
can you prove that there is a G-d?

My Thoughts Teruma

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5 months ago
My thoughts 270 Teruma, the special gift that is given to the Cohen. A thought on the first of the Tithing that is given exclusively to the Cohen and his family.

My Thoughts

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7 years ago
What is success?


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