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Wise Fridays: Seek and Ye Shall Find

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“But if you search there for the Lord your God, you will find Him, if only you seek Him with all your heart and soul.”

Deuteronomy 4:29

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Posted on August 12, 2011

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Rebirth

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“And I want to say something to you on this day, the Ninth of Av: Those who will succeed in escaping this catastrophe will live to experience a festive moment of great Jewish joy: the rebirth and establishment of the Jewish state. I do not know whether I myself will live to see it–but my son will. I am certain of this, just as I am certain that the sun will rise tomorrow morning.”

Ze’ev Jabotinsky, August 10, 1938

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Posted on August 5, 2011

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Wise Fridays: How Strong is Your Love?

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“When our love was strong, we could have made our bed on the blade of a sword. Now that our love is no longer strong, a bed sixty cubits wide is not large enough”

Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 7a

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Posted on July 29, 2011

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Wise Fridays: How Goodly Are Your Tents

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“How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel. Like brooks are they turned, like gardens by the river, like cedars beside the waters the waters flow from God’s buckets… Those who bless you are blessed and those who curse you are cursed.”

Numbers 24:5-9

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Posted on July 8, 2011

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Wise Fridays: Money is Fire

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“Money is fire. Like fire it can destroy and annihilate, or illuminate and warm, depending on how it is used.”

Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk

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Posted on July 1, 2011

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Wise Fridays: Youth in Revolt

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“The man who seeks to wipe out his own past is thrown into a state of constant hatred of himself….The old cannot be cut out clean. There ensues a sort of spiritual gangrene.”

–Shmarya Levin, Youth in Revolt

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Posted on June 24, 2011

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Wise Fridays: The Most Difficult Commandment

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Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai said that the most difficult to observe of all the 613 commandments is “Honor your father and mother.”

Tanhuma, Ekev 2
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Posted on June 10, 2011

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