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The Purim Fish

One of the most bizarre miracle stories of the Master is the tale of the coin that appears in the fish’s mouth. It begins with the delegates from the Temple authorities coming to Simon Peter and asking if his rabbi pays the annual half-shekel tax. The tax […]

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The Dribble That Brought Me Naches

Typically, in a discussion about the Prophet Ovadiah (Obadiah), you wouldn’t expect the Yiddish term “naches” to enter into the conversation! I remember my mom would use this term from time to time when I did something that brought her pride and joy. Well…in Ovadiah, there’s really […]

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The Restoration of Zion

The land of Israel is teeming with life. Visitors and residents enjoy a broad ecological system. From the lush greenery in the north, to the forests in the center all the way down to breathtaking beauty of the southern desert with its wide streams and oases. However, […]

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