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The life of Sarah was one hundred years and twenty years and seven years, the years of the life of Sarah. (Genesis 23:1) All of them were equally good.—Rashi. In which direction does your life move? To wherever you have placed its arrow. If the arrow points forever backward, to blame the present on the past and script the future accordingly, then what is to make life worth its pain, the story worth its struggle? But if the arrow points...
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Although the verse itself does not reveal why we are instructed to circumcise specifically on the eighth day, many possible explanations are offered . . .
He looks so strong in his tallit and tefillin, with the determination of a man prepared to fight, yet with the resignation of one discovering that his life is not in his control.
I demand of my heart, no tears at Auschwitz.
Walking out of his office into the empty hallway, I broke down in a fit of bitter tears. After I composed myself, I headed out of the building.
Brit Milah carries the promise of three rewards: the divine presence, the land of Israel, and the royal House of David. What is the connection between these three gifts and the covenant of circumcision?
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