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Becky says, "My husband David is just impossible. Absolutely nothing pleases him. Tell me, Hannah, is your Marvin hard to please?"

Hannah shrugs and replies, "I wouldn't know. I've never tried."

At a bar mitzvah, most Jewish boys don Tefilin. Yet many of them, don’t use them often enough.

I want to share with you some of the profound messages contained in these Tefilin, with the hope that this can inspire each of us to appreciate this mitzvah with more depth.

The mitzvah of Tefilin is mentioned four times in the Torah—and the first two are in the weekly Torah portion, Bo.

Tefilin is a pair of leather boxes, Inside the boxes, are parchment scrolls inscribed with four sections of the Hebrew Bible… Read More »


A few one-liners by Woody Allen:
I was thrown out of there during my freshman year, for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your future plans.
Moses knew all along it would not be easy. That is why he tried to get out of it.
Thus, when G-d summoned Moses, at the Burning Bush, to embark on a mission of setting his people free, he rejects the invite.

“Behold, they will not believe me, and they will not listen to me. They will say, 'The Lord has not appeared to you.'”

What does G-d do? He gives Moses three signs to perform for the p… Read More »

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