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I have been convicted…

Yep, I have been convicted. Sometimes, my words towards (and about) others are not what they should be…whether they come out of my mouth or flow through my fingers. Of course, my words start with my thoughts, which come from … Continue reading

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Elul 29 – Erev Rosh HaShanah tonight

Elul 29 – Erev Rosh HaShanah tonight Why are we lazy? Why do we overeat? Why are we always getting angry? If we are ever reprimanded for improper behavior, we usually have one ultimate response. “That’s how I am.” We … Continue reading

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Elul 28 – Approach to Rosh HaShanah

Elul 28 – Approach to Rosh HaShanah Elul, the Jewish month preceding Rosh HaShanah is known to be an acronym for the Hebrew words: Ani l’dodi v’dodi li – “I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me.” … Continue reading

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Elul 27 – Your life mission

Elul 27 – Your life mission Rosh HaShanah is a time of evaluation. But to accurately assess your performance this year, you have to know your job description. Imagine you are an undercover agent sent into Iran. You’ve had years … Continue reading

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Elul 26 – Countdown to Rosh HaShanah

Elul 26 – Countdown to Rosh HaShanah Everyone speaks about preparing for Rosh Hashanah. “Are you prepared?” (Are we ever? Is it something with a finite beginning and end?) “Are you preparing?” (Is it an ongoing process? Shouldn’t we be … Continue reading

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Elul 25 – The Countdown to Rosh HaShana

Elul 25 – The Countdown to Rosh HaShana Less than a week remains until Rosh HaShana, which is called “the birthday of the world.” In fact, Rosh HaShana is the birthday of the first humans – Adam and Eve. This … Continue reading

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Elul 24 – Shofar as a Wake-up Call

Elul 24 – Shofar as a Wake-up Call Maimonides writes: Although blowing the shofar on Rosh HaShannah is a divine decree, it contains a hidden message, namely: Slumberers, arise from your sleep, wake up from your deep sleep, you who … Continue reading

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