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Israel – The Fragile Miracle

The price of prosperity is humility, gratitude, and vigilance; the perpetual realization that one has more than he deserves, that abundance is not destiny, and, for those reasons, all can be lost with at least as much ease as it was attained. Continue reading

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Illumin8: 6th Night – Missing the Miracle

One of my favorite midrashim (rabbinic interpretations of Scripture) centers on the story of the Red Sea splitting. God dramatically splits the sea, allowing the Children of Israel to narrowly escape Pharaoh’s charging army. The Children of Israel “marched through the sea on … Continue reading

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Illumin8: 5th Night – Super, Natural!

As far as miracles go, it‘s not God‘s most spectacular. One night‘s worth of oil lasting for eight? Give me the splitting of the Red Sea from the Book of Exodus, or the halting of the sunset from the Book … Continue reading

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My Song and My Strength – Parashat Beshallah 2012

The splitting of the Sea of Reeds is, perhaps, the most exhilarating scene in the Torah: The Israelites, escaping Pharaoh’s cruel slavery, hastily flee from Egypt and camp at the banks of the Sea.  Meanwhile, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened one … Continue reading

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