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Dreaming the Dream – Parshat Vayeishev

Jews have always been dreamers. Why is it that so often our dreams don't come true?

How Long Is the Coast of Britain? – Parshat Vayishlach

Life's difficulties are proportionate to the scale you give them.

Life After Life – Parshat Vayetze

The most certain thing in life is also the most frightening. But death is really no more than a birth into another existence.

The Lobbes – Parshat Toldot

Lobbes" is a Yiddish word that British Jews are familiar with, but I've met few American Jews who know what it means. What is a 'lobbes" and what does it have to do with Parshat Toldot?

Boycott Israel? – Parshat Vayechi

The BDS lobby is a powerful force in world politics. Where does its power come from?

Empowering Others – Parshat Miketz

Paul O'Neill's tenure at ALCO Aluminum Company as CEO from 1987 to 2000 increased the value of the company's shares five times, and its market capitalization by $27 billion. How did he do it?

The Runaway Train – Parshat Vayeshev

Sometimes people can be as destructive as a runaway train. How do you stop them? An insight based on Parshat Vayeshev.

Silence and Solitude – Parshat Vayishlach

Positive role models can only take us so far in our search for maturity. How do we step into the shoes of our mentors and become role models for others?

Holy Children in a Toxic World – Parshat Vayetzei

Bringing up normal, well-adjusted, and hopefully holy children, in our day and age seems to be a daunting task. How can we succeed against a world glitter and selfishness?

Reach for the Sky – Parshat Toldot

Learning about the lives of great people can be inspiring - but it can also be depressing when we see the enormous gap between their achievements and our own. How can we use their example positively and learn to 'reach for the sky'?

Why Is It So Hard to Be Good? – Parshat Chayei Sarah

If being close to God is the ultimate pleasure. Why did He make it so difficult?