Moses
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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Yearning for Home

Yearning for Home

In the summer of 1914, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook - the future Chief Rabbi of British-controlled Palestine and one of the leading Rabbinic thinkers of modern times - was in Berlin, on his way to an important Rabbinic conference in...

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How Do YOU Deal With Disappointment?

How Do YOU Deal With Disappointment?

I really wanted that promotion. I worked years for it and everyone thought I deserved it. So I was excited when construction was finished on the new building and the boss called me into his office for a talk. I sat across from him,...

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How Passionate Love for the Land Set a Tribe Apart

How Passionate Love for the Land Set a Tribe Apart

I had it all planned out. I told my parents I was going to hang out with friends. The story was that we were having a barbecue but the real plan was quite a bit wilder than that. I was shocked when my parents gave me their permission. I...

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Joshua or Caleb: What Makes an Exceptional Leader?

Joshua or Caleb: What Makes an Exceptional Leader?

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo... How do YOU choose when you have a decision to make? Do you flip a coin? Sometimes it is hard to make trivial decisions. What about really important ones, like who will lead the Jews into the Promised Land? Twelve...

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Did God Really Punish Moses For Hitting the Rock?

Did God Really Punish Moses For Hitting the Rock?

A group of thirsty people complain bitterly to Moses, “Why did you bring us to the desert, to die??”  God tells Moses and Aaron:  You and your brother Aaron take the rod and assemble the community, and before their very eyes order the...

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