Exodus
Martin Luther King Jr.’ Stance on Antisemitism

Martin Luther King Jr.’ Stance on Antisemitism

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz The beginning of the Book of Exodus is the first time that we encounter antisemitism. Pharaoh was the first to use the antisemitic tropes that have, unfortunately, become all too familiar: "There are too many of...

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Are Science and Fear of God Compatible?

Are Science and Fear of God Compatible?

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz "Fear of God is the beginning of knowledge and understanding." There are several sources for this piece of wisdom. King Solomon, the wisest of the wise, said it in Proverb (1:7). Solomon clearly learned this...

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The Remarkable Women Behind Moses’ Success

The Remarkable Women Behind Moses’ Success

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Everyone is familiar with the phrase, “Behind every great man is an even greater woman.” In the case of Moses, it took far more than one woman to help him achieve greatness. Moses did, in fact, require six...

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Three Steps to Achieving Greatness

Three Steps to Achieving Greatness

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz “You’re a lot shorter in person than I expected.” That is the phrase that actors hear most often. It is the flip side of the “larger than life” perception of famous people. Science fiction stories about time...

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The “Great Sabbath”

The “Great Sabbath”

The Shabbat that precedes Pesach (Passover) is called ‘Shabbat HaGadol’ (the big/great Sabbath). There are several reasons for this. According to Jewish tradition, the first Shabbat HaGadol was the last Shabbat that the Jews were in...

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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

After the Children of Israel passed through the Reed Sea, God closed the waters, wiping out the Egyptian army that was chasing them. The Hebrews celebrated by singing two songs; the first 18 verses of Exodus 15 make up the Song of the...

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