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The Nations’ Inheritance

The Jewish people are God’s chosen people, and the land of Israel is their inheritance. God took the Jewish people out of the land of Egypt and brought them up into the land of promise and established them in Israel. Even though throughout history, the Jewish people […]

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Festivals in Genesis: Rosh HaShanah

One of the most important rituals of Torah life is the biblical calendar. God tells the children of Israel: “These are the appointed feasts of the LORD that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts” (Leviticus 23:2). The Jewish people are to join […]

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How I Won’t Be Observing Yom Kippur

One of my favorite stories is of the house painter who deeply regretted stealing from his clients by diluting the paint, but charging full price. He poured out his heart on Yom Kippur hoping for Divine direction. A booming voice comes down from Heaven and decrees — […]

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