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A Nation As Bad As Sodom??

A Nation As Bad As Sodom??

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Every year, just before Rosh Hashana (Hebrew New Year), I ask myself why I should work so hard at repenting. How bad were my sins really? I look around and figure that I am no worse than any of my neighbors.  And...

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Are the Jews Destined to be Alone?

Are the Jews Destined to be Alone?

There are two ways to verify the “truth” of the Bible (though, as we all know, the Bible is true whether we prove it or not). One way is to search back in time through archaeology or historical evidence to verify whether events described...

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Why do we Light Up an Empty Room with the Menorah?

Why do we Light Up an Empty Room with the Menorah?

I often find myself walking around my house, turning off lights in empty rooms. Why waste electricity if there is no one there to benefit from it? Interestingly, a similar question arose thousands of years ago, in the Temple itself! In...

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