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July 23 • Tammuz 17, 5776 • Balak
Select commentaries culled from the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship.
When the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av coincide with Shabbat
One part of me lives as though something scary is just waiting to whip its head out from around the corner up ahead. Another part of me sees life from a bird’s-eye view, and knows that although...
The first half of the last millennium (1000–1500) saw an explosion in Jewish literacy in many fields: Kabbalah, philosophy, biblical commentary, poetry, and most notably the great codifications of...
At each of their stops over their forty-year trek, the people made sure to erect their tents in a modest arrangement. Apparently, it was this exceptionally sensitive quality amongst them that made it...
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Daily Dose: Rehearsing Confidence

Yes, we believe. We believe that everything is in the hands of heaven. And so there is nothing to fret over, whether we fail or succeed.

But when we walk out the door into the cold, harsh world, why does that confidence lack the guts to come out with us?

It is because it hasn’t first walked from our soul into our...

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