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Halakhic Organ Donation

Halakhic Organ Donation

Two weeks ago many of our Posnack high school students had the opportunity to learn about the lifesaving work performed by those who join and support the Halachic Organ Donor Society, HODS. It clearly wasn’t something that the students had spent a lot of time thinking about, but it’s something we all need to consider.

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“A Man Has to Know His Limitations”

“A Man Has to Know His Limitations”

There have been many memorable movie one-liners over the years. One of my favorites comes from one Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” movies. As Inspector Callahan reminds us coolly, “A man has to know his limitations.”

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Behind The Psychopathology of Amalek

Behind The Psychopathology of Amalek

This Shabbat is known as Shabbat Zachor. After reading this week’s parasha, we read an additional short, 3-line portion reminding us “to remember” and “to never forget” what Amalek did to B’nei Yisrael.

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Creativity and Religiosity

Creativity and Religiosity

Creativity is a purely human endeavor. Some people are creative thinkers and innovators and still others of us express our creativity in the realm of the performing or visual arts. Yet creativity is only a tool and has limitations.

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Eye for an Eye: Correcting Serious Misconceptions

Eye for an Eye: Correcting Serious Misconceptions

This week’s Torah portion, Mishpatim, brings together an important fundamental principle in the system of Jewish law with the underlying ethical philosophy of Judaism. Understanding this unique structure goes a long way to address misconceptions about Judaism and Jews.

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