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The Season of the Shofar

This was the summer of sirens. For those living in Israel’s southern regions, sirens became a fact of life years ago. Shelters proliferated, the 15-second run became almost routine and courageous preschool teachers sang songs to move frightened and distracted children from classroom or playground to safe rooms, working diligently to limit the damage to …

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Life is a Journey

  I love the expression, “life is a journey.” This week’s parsha, Ki Tavo, also speaks of the journey. The parsha begins, “It will be that when you come into the land.” The Torah continues to describe the special mitzvah of bringing the first fruits to the Beit Hamikdash (the holy Temple) in Jerusalem. The …

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