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Seeing God

In Parashat Mishpatim last week Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders ascended Sinai and saw an apocalyptic vision. Exodus 24:10 states that “they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven […]

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Why Do They Punt?

Here in the USA, we love football. Many folks who don’t care much about football still tune in for big games such as the Super Bowl and the college bowl games. As the game begins, there is lots of excitement as the team with the ball begins […]

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Toward Peace and Healing

The sun glared over the steep hill as my car climbed slowly toward the parking lot of the school in East Jerusalem. As I went up the stone steps, I was greeted by smiling children, kicking soccer balls and running in games of tag. A few scampered […]

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