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Spiritually Flabby

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to lose weight but how easy it is to put it on? Spirituality and godliness are not easier disciplines to master than weight loss. Moses refers to Israel as Jeshurun (Yeshurun, ישרון). But Yeshurun grew fat and kicked—you are […]

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Shuvah Yisrael

Rabbi Levi said, “Great is repentance, for it reaches up to the Throne of Glory, as it is written, ‘Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God.’” Resh Lakish said, “Great is repentance, for by virtue of it one’s intentional sins are regarded as mere errors, as […]

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Imitating God

What does it mean to walk in God’s ways? It means that we are to imitate the ways of God (Imitatio Dei). Moses said, “Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His […]

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