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It’s Hug Time

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Take Your Shoes Off

Sensitivity is a positive trait
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Eikev 2006

Reflections on the 2006 Israel - Lebanon War through the lens of the Parsha.
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Eikev 2005

Sensitivity is a positive trait.
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Eikev 2003

Sensitive people are able to feel what others cannot. Space has its markers. When we visit places that we had visited as a child the energy of that place is released and brings back all the memories that seemed to be stored up there waiting for you to return and enjoy them. Time also has its markers. Birthdays, anniversaries, yahrtzeits , all of these markers take us back on a journey as we remember a particular day in our lives, a certain day in history. This Shabbos is a special marker for me personally. Parshas Eikev was the Shabbos of my Aufruf. Many years later the week of Eikev was my first Shabbos in Australia. As time went on Parshas Eikev was also the very first time I spoke from the pulpit of Congregation Bais Torah which led to my succeeding Rabbi Berel Wein and continuing his legacy. This week, with G-ds help, our family will be moving to Yerushalayim!
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