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Generating giving

Generating giving

There is much more to giving than meets the eye. After all, the ability we have to do chesed, to be the giver, is also in Hashem’s hands.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 22/02/2021 12:00
Deciphering the demise of Devorah, Rivka's nurse

Deciphering the demise of Devorah, Rivka's nurse

Devorah was Rivkah Imenu’s tutor as well as her nursemaid, sent by Rivkah to instill what a grandmother can teach a grandchild.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 06/12/2020 17:31
The Tower of Bavel, the first community project. Where did it go wrong?

The Tower of Bavel, the first community project. Where did it go wrong?

Tension between humanity’s desire for total independence and submitting to God’s control plays out throughout human history.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 22/10/2020 22:00
Carrying out the promises of Yom Kippur confession

Carrying out the promises of Yom Kippur confession

The flaws listed as brazenness and 'haughty eyes' can be changed to boldness when needed and countered by humility when not.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 28/09/2020 20:36
Legendary leadership: Ruler or server?

Legendary leadership: Ruler or server?

Moshe’s request for a leader applied not only to his immediate successor, but to all future leaders of Israel. G-d's answer applies as well.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 12/07/2020 08:54