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Circumcision

Walking Together

Parents and children often live in separate worlds. No matter how close they may be emotionally, their experiences, friends, and values are generally quite distinct.

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A Host of Angels
Davar Acher By: 
Jeff Bernhardt

In Parashat Vayeira we find a number of familiar biblical accounts, including Abraham's hospitality to the strangers who tell him about the upcoming birth of a son by his wife Sarah; Abrah

Hearing the Silent, Seeing the Invisible

Throughout Parashat Vayeira, beings both divine and mortal use powerful words. Equally profound throughout this portion, however, are the volumes unspoken.

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The Messenger in Each of Us
Davar Acher By: 
Laurence P. Malinger

When I was eighteen months old, I was involved in an accident. I was running in the kitchen and accidentally tripped over the cord of a coffee percolator.

And Sara Laughed (and Laughed, and Laughed)

“A day without laughter is a day wasted,” Charlie Chaplin.1 “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand,” Mark Twain.

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Sarah and Hagar: Laughter and Tears
Davar Acher By: 
Ruth A. Zlotnick

I agree with Kurt Vonnegut—it’s also been my experience that laughter and tears are different responses to the same human need: to withstand difficult situations.

The Journey, Interrupted

Parashat Lech L’cha sets the stage for the historical, geographical, and spiritual journey of the Jewish people.

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Detours
Davar Acher By: 
Eric Eisenkramer

Promised Land but instead takes them on a detour, through Egypt and the desert; through bondage, liberation, and wandering.

The Never Ending Journey of Spiritual Growth

The organized Jewish community in North America is an extraordinary success story. Our communal institutions are impressively organized, privately funded, and efficiently run.

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All Journeys Begin With a First Step
Davar Acher By: 
Beth H. Klafter

As human beings, young and old, we all take steps in our lives. Toddlers learn to walk; young adults move into their own homes; men and women earn new titles and apply for new jobs.

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