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From Genesis to Hollywood: The sons of God and the abuse of power Parshat Noach

Weinstein, Hollywood and the Sons of God Why does God send the flood? What sin is so great as to arouse Divine regret at creating the world leading ultimately to its total annihilation? It is a result of a story

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According to the effort is the reward – Parshat Terumah 5775

For a printable PDF version click here:Parshat Terumah 5775   Ben Bag Bag would say: Delve and delve into it, for all is in it; see with it; grow old and worn in it; do not budge from it, for

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On Having and Being – Parshat Ki Tisa 5774

To download a printable PDF version click here: Parshat Ki Tisa- To Have and To be To Have and To Be The scene is shocking, almost incomprehensible. Just days after the people have witnessed one of the greatest epiphanies of

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On Being Part of A Whole – Parshat Terumah 5774

To read the printable PDF click here: Parshat Teruma – On Being Part of a Whole Individualism v Collectivism: I would like to begin this week by making two observations. The first is from personal experience of parenting whilst the

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Between God’s Authority and Man’s Conscience – Parshat Mishpatim 5774

To Read the printable PDF click here:Mishpatim – Between God’s Authority and Man’s conscience The Role of Ethics in Modern Thought: In the history of modern thought there were two central trends of understanding ethics.  Humanist ethics which stressed the

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An Epiphany of love – Parshat Yitro 5774

To Read the printable PDF click here:Yitro-An Epiphany of love The Significance of Revelation? When I taught at a school in London many years ago, students would often proclaim in very certain terms, that if they witnessed God splitting the

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A Taste of Independence – Parshat Beshalach 5774

A Taste of Independence Beshalach 5774 Dependence to Independence: Donald Winnicot, the renowned British paediatrician and psychoanalyst, presents an important theory of development in a child.  He explains that in order for a child to develop in a healthy way,

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