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Posts by Yosef Farhi

READY TO MAKE ALIYAH?

  click Vayetze 2020 to download READY TO MAKE ALIYAH? Parashat Vayetze   To move to Israel, to make Aliyah or not to, is presently a hot topic. “I’m not ready; I can’t live in an apartment, and I can’t afford to buy a house. No Amazon Prime, no Costco… Can’t we just create America,…

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THE ART OF PATIENCE

click toldot 2020 for download THE ART OF PATIENCE Parashat Toldot   Republicans want things to stay the way they were. (GOP – Great Old Party) The Democrats want change; they want to rethink what is considered moral. The Democrats’ claim against the Republicans is that the Founding Fathers were not that moral. It was…

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THE ART OF BEING CALM AND CHEERFUL

Click Chaye sara 2020 for download THE ART OF BEING CALM AND CHEERFUL Parashat Chaye Sarah I can’t believe I am writing this. But if just one reader, or one reader’s child thinks this helps me feel better, it’s well worth it.  Lately, I have not been feeling calm, present, cheerful. I decided to turn…

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THE FEAR OF G-D BAROMETER

Click vayera 2020 for download THE FEAR OF G-D BAROMETER Parashat Vayera When the Torah introduces the test of Akeidat Yitzhak, it tells us וְהָ֣אֱלֹקים נִסָּ֖ה אֶת־אַבְרָהָ֑ם   And Elokim tested Avraham. Wait a second! Wasn’t this just as much a test for Yitzhak as it was for Avraham? After all, Yitzhak was 37 years old,…

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FRAME IT!

click lech lecha 2020 for download FRAME IT! Parashat Lech Lecha I will never forget how, when my late great-grandfather Will reached his 100th birthday, he received a happy birthday letter from President Clinton. He framed it. The card wasn’t so important, but the person who gave the card was important. The president of the…

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