Monthly Archives: August 2010

Day 21: The Secret of a Name – The Flame

Our youngest daughter is named Shalhevet which in Hebrew translates as ‘flame.’ Thank G-d, yesterday, she celebrated her seventh birthday. Upon reflecting on her big day (we also celebrated her Hebrew birthday a couple of weeks ago), I am reminded … Continue reading

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Day 20: Holding My Father’s Hand

When do a child’s formative years begin? Might it be when the child enters kindergarten or middle school? Someone once asked this question to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch while accompanied by their three year old child and he responded, “You … Continue reading

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Day 19: A Complaint Free World

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale There are 21 days left to Yom Kippur. Perhaps it is time to take the 21 Day Challenge posed by Will Bowen of Kansas City, Missouri. In his … Continue reading

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Day 18: First Fruits

A violinist once stood before an audience and enraptured them with his artistry. Suddenly, in the middle of his performance, he took the violin from beneath his chin and smashed it into pieces. The audience was shocked and bewildered. The … Continue reading

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Day 17: Is This Heaven or Hell?

A righteous man was permitted by G-d to attain foreknowledge of the world to come. In a celestial palace he was ushered into a large room where he beheld people seated at a banquet table. The table was laden with … Continue reading

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