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On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah - Eikev

On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah - Eikev

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

It’s natural for people who have much more than what they need to spend time thinking about the things that they do not have, rather than being thankful.  In many of our lives, there is an extremely prominent divide between those who have more than they need, and those who struggle. In Parashat Eikev, Rabbi Rick Jacobs highlights the divide between what we are entitled to and what we take for granted each day.  How do we give spiritual meaning to what we do have rather than focusing on what we could have had?

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs is the president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest Jewish movement in North America, with almost 900 congregations and nearly 1.5 million members. An innovative thought leader, dynamic visionary, and representative of progressive Judaism, he spent 20 years as the spiritual leader of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY. Deeply dedicated to global social justice issues, he has led disaster response efforts in Haiti and Darfur. Learn more about Rabbi Rick Jacobs.