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Parashat Bo – The Necessity of Asking

This week, I’d like to share a D’var Torah from Rabbi Sacks on Parashat Bo: The Necessity of Asking Questions...

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Parashat Va’eira – Change of heart

As parents, we anticipate the dangers our children may encounter and we attempt as best we can to protect them...

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The Power of Vayigash

By Guest Blogger:  Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold In Parshat Vayigash, the brothers are locked in a struggle against Joseph (although...

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Parashat Miketz – Guest Blogger, Rabbi Grushcow

This week, our guest blogger is Rabbi Grushcow, Akiva parent and Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom: Our parsha, Miketz, continues...

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Parashat Vayeshev – Lead by example

We’ve all laughed at the infamous adage: do as I say not as I do.  Whether we’re telling our children...

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Parashat VAYISHLACH – Facing our Anxieties

For this week’s Parashat, I’d like to pass along the following article… Facing Our Anxieties and Moving On VAYISHLACH, GENESIS 32:4−36:43 Shabbat...

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Parashat Vayetze – Outside the comfort zone

My older daughters take the city bus home from high school most afternoons.  It is a 10-minute walk, one 15-20-minute...

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Faces of Akiva – Akiva grandparents Harvey and Margo Elman

Every morning Akiva students, Sarah and Chloe Elman, have a very special way to start their school day.  Their grandparents,...

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Parashat Toldot – Red Lentils

In this week’s parshah, Rebecca gives birth to twin boys.  Esau is described as a skilled hunter and Jacob “a...

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Parashat Chayei Sarah – Having blessings, knowing you are blessed.

“Who is rich?  He who is happy with what he has.” – Pirkei Avot At the start of this week’s...

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