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Save the Trees: A Divine Imperative

Save the Trees: A Divine Imperative

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz When we first moved into our house in the Golan, I did something I had always wanted to do. I planted a kumquat tree in my backyard. I love to eat the tiny oranges on Friday night, popping them whole into my...

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War or Marriage: Love is a Battleground

War or Marriage: Love is a Battleground

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz I struggled to find my wife, so I was overjoyed when I finally got married at the age of 39. Everything was fine until I got a letter in the mail from the IDF telling me to report for reserve duty. My wife was...

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What Made Amalek So Evil?

What Made Amalek So Evil?

The Hebrews are attacked by the Amalekites in Rephidim. Joshua is ordered by Moses to lead Israel in battle, and Moses watches from a hillside with the staff of God in his hand. When Moses' hand is raised, Israel prevails, but when it is...

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The Portion of Lech Lecha

The Portion of Lech Lecha

This week’s portion is a busy one! Abram is commanded by God to leave the land he knows and journey to a place “that I will show thee”. Once there, Abram almost immediately experiences famine, family tension and war. Through it all,...

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The Portion of Shoftim

The Portion of Shoftim

Continuing Moses’s farewell address to the Children of Israel, this week’s portion deals extensively with the legal system the people must establish when they enter the land. From courts to kings and priests to false witnesses and...

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The Portion of Matot

The Portion of Matot

In this portion, we are taught about vows which can be annulled, about God’s revenge on the Midianites and about two tribes who wish to hand-pick their land lot.

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