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Shabbat Shalom. Moral leadership today means eradicating the plague of child sex trafficking. Speaking out against it, passing laws against it, and helping victims to recover. Have a good Shabbat. #ShabbatShalom from the #HolyLand of #Israel.
*and punishing the traffickers.
Please see my blog: “The Jewish people must eradicate child sex trafficking” drdannielleblumenthal.wordpress.com/2020/02/13/the…
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@RabbiZvi’s thoughts on this week’s Parsha, Vayyetzei, Genesis
Jacob’s dream, servitude to Laban, marriage and flight with his family.

Two points I wish to stress:

The Rabbis say that Jacob lay down at night on the site of the Temple ויפגע במקום he encountered the Place…
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That Place is where Abraham almost offered his son Isaac to God, where King David bought the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite and where King Solomon erected his Temple, as well as where the Sevond Temple was erected. It is the holiest place in the world for Jews. 2/6
The Holy of Holies where Jews face when we pray is now underneath the glorious Dome of the Rock, an early Muslim shrine. It symbolises the eternal hope of return to Zion, deeply integrated in our religion. Very relevant when fighting #antisemites pretending to be antiZionist.
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Una de las bases del pueblo judío y la razón de su éxito a lo largo de la historia aparece en la #perasha de la semana y suele pasar desapercibida: prohibido desentenderse.

No es sólo un precepto. Es una forma de vida.
Dos amigos aventureros decidieron recorrer un río en un bote inflable. Ahorraron lo suficiente, se pidieron vacaciones del trabajo, sacaron pasajes, compraron el bote y las provisiones necesarias y se lanzaron a la aventura.
Luego de horas de avión, tiempo en micro y un largo tramo caminando por la selva con sus pesadas mochilas de camping, llegaron por fin al imponente río. Entre la vegetación se escuchaba el rugir de las aguas. Inflaron su bote y se hicieron al agua.
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Estamos en vísperas del día más triste del calendario judío, el 9° día del mes de av. Suele ser un día de ayuno y reflexión pero este año coincide con #shabat así que es un poco diferente. Sale un #hilo sobre las leyes y costumbres de #TishaBeAv en #shabat.
La fuerza de #shabat es superior a la del ayuno x lo que se permite comer libremente en este día, incluso carne y vino que son las comidas q generalmente provocan mayor alegría. El ayuno comienza al terminar shabat (puesta del sol del sábado) y dura hasta el anochecer del domingo
El día viernes se puede bañar con agua caliente y jabón como de costumbre (ashkenazim lo hacen por partes para reducir el goce que provoca el baño). Se puede también: cortar la uñas, limpiar la casa, poner un mantel limpio en la mesa y vestir la ropas de #shabat.
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Metsora called "The Power of Speech". You can read it in full here: bit.ly/2Gi0xKg and download the accompanying Family Edition here: bit.ly/2Ub95Gf. #ShabbatShalom
Language, in Judaism, is the basis of creation, revelation, and the moral life. It is the air we breathe as social beings. Hence the statement in Proverbs (18:21), “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
Judaism emerged as an answer to a series of questions: How can finite human beings be connected to an infinite God? How can they be connected to one another?
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Yitro called "Mount Sinai and the Birth of Freedom". You can read it in full here: bit.ly/2DxebYz & download the accompanying Family Edition here: bit.ly/2FZp7zK. #ShabbatShalom
The revelation at Mount Sinai – the central episode not only of the parsha of Yitro, but of Judaism as a whole – was unique in the religious history of mankind.
Other faiths (Christianity and Islam) call themselves religions of revelation, but in both cases the revelation of which they spoke was to an individual (“the son of God,” “the prophet of God”).
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What is so special about #Shabbat? Three things. First, it introduces in the most vivid way the idea of limits. We can’t produce, consume and deplete our resources constantly with no constraints and no thought for future generations.
Second, it creates for one day a week a world in which values are not determined by money or its equivalent. On Shabbat you can’t buy or sell or pay for someone’s services. It is the most tangible expression of the moral limits of markets.
Whether in the synagogue or at home, relationships are determined by other things altogether, by a sense of kinship, belonging and mutual responsibility.
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