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WHOSE AKEDAH IS IT?

By Daniel Sher In the Akedah, God says: “Take your only son, your favored son, which you love, Isaac, and go forth to the land of Moriah and offer him up there as offering on one of the mountains which I will tell to you.” And Abraham says nothing. This is not the norm for Abraham, father … Continue reading WHOSE AKEDAH IS IT?

Author: Steve Sobol • October 1, 2014 • Read More

EMBRACING CHAOS: FINDING CLARITY IN LIFE’S TOUGHEST MOMENTS

By Daniel Sher           I have a favorite Hebrew word that I learned while living in Israel;  the word is balagan. Balagan is my favorite Hebrew word because it does not have a direct English translation. The way it is used in Israel can roughly be explained as a crazy situation or event: the … Continue reading EMBRACING CHAOS: FINDING CLARITY IN LIFE’S TOUGHEST MOMENTS

Author: Steve Sobol • September 30, 2014 • Read More