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Smiling Through the Pain

Smiling Through the Pain There is a short exchange in this week’s Torah portion between Jacob/Yaakov and Pharaoh. After Joseph reconciles with...
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Chanukah – The Underdog

Chanukah – The Underdog This week’s Torah portion continues the dramatic saga between Joseph and his brothers. We are treated to the...
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The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau Penelope Lively is a British novelist whose stories revolve around “contingency” – the idea that an entire life can...
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The Fight Within

The Fight Within This week’s parsha opens with a meeting between two brothers who have not seen each other for over twenty...
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Your Inner Billionaire

Your Inner Billionaire One of my favourite comments by Rashi, the premier commentary on the Torah, appears in this week’s Torah portion....
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Bad and Not So Bad

Bad and Not So Bad When reading some of this week’s Torah portion you might get a sense of déjà vu and...
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The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser This is the day  Of the Expanding Man                                -Steely Dan In this week’s Torah portion we are introduced to...
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