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      Judaism: The Temple Institute on the Parsha

      Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 7:12 PM
      Dvar Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem. May the Temple speedily be rebuilt.

      Coarse lust or true love?

      Superficial yearnings or deep prophecy?

      Life is full of battles and each battle brings out the worst or the best in us.

      We are only human, and that is precisely why Torah provides a lifeline, whatever our strengths or failings.

      Today, in the month of Elul, we need to see ourselves for who we are, and use this special time of reflection and repentance to return to the person we are meant to be.