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1. Lessons from a Stroke: When Every Word Counts
If you only had one thousand words to utter during your entire lifetime, what would they be? A very long time ago “a man of no words” would go on to change history with his eternal words. What can we learn from this today, especially in connection with 27 Adar I?
2. Diversity and Divisiveness: The Power of Gathering
Any impressive gathering of people reminds us of the opening of this week’s Torah reading: Moses assembled the entire community of the children of Israel. From this we learn how to balance the diversity of millions of people of different backgrounds, yet all together … assembled as one community.
3. Can You Be Too Jewish?
Can you have too much of a good thing? Can you be too holy, or too religious, or too good? A rudimentary reading of our Torah portion seems to imply that there comes a point when enough is just enough.
4. Stress and its Antidote
Do you live to work or work to live? The interplay between the sweat and tears of building a Divine Sanctuary (work) and the simple serenity of Shabbat (the antidote to work) contains the secret to de-stressing.