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Rabbi Ari Enkin

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Does it affect you?

"And the people left from Moses' presence" - what does this intend to tell us?

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Cloud by day, fire by night

The Israelites were protected as they fled Egypt. Was this a message for the future as well?

Cloud by day, fire by night

Can we handle big change?

In the Torah portion of Vaeira - Moses notifies Pharaoh that the Jewish people need to leave Egypt for 3 days to serve God.

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Can we pass the mentsch test?

Take a good look at how Abraham acts and perhaps add to your score on the entrance exam to the World to Come.

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Learning greatness from Moses

The Song at the Red Sea and the Song of the Well.

Learning greatness from Moses

Collecting money for the Sanctuary

Just as every Synagogue throughout history was built by donations, so was the sanctuary in the desert.

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Going above and beyond the basics

Buy a beautiful kiddush cup, a special mezuzah - spend as much as you can on serving G-d. This is learned from the crossing of the Red Sea.

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The secret of Hanukkah's popularity

Hanukkah is definitely one of the most widely observed holidays.

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Is an ultrasound during pregnancy permitted?

Does the Torah permit an ultrasound to know the gender of a baby before it's born?

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The key to parenting

We can learn much about parenting from the Matriarchs and Patriarchs.

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The final test

Why does G-d ask Abraham to do the tenth and final test, but command that he do the others?

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What really made Abraham great?

In the portion of Lech Lecha we meet Abraham - the first Jew. He taught the world about G-d. But he also taught us a lesson on how to live.

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The creation of man: Was it good?

How come it says "and it was good" about every day of Creation except for the creation of man. Was it good or wasn't it?

The creation of man: Was it good?