September 1987 Newsletter (5748:1)

God Doesn’t Make Excuses
September 1, 1987
Author: Moishe Rosen

God doesn’t make excuses, give excuses, nor does he need to be excused. People, on the other hand, seem to need excuses for what they do—or fail to do. Some of the excuses we make represent a great deal of creativity in the field of cosmogony (the branch of...

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A Modern Day Agora

In ancient times the social life of a city revolved around the agora, the marketplace at the city gate. The agora was where people converged with their merchandise to trade necessary goods. It was also the place where they exchanged ideas and passed on valuable,...

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The Book of Life: Roll Call for the Redeemed
Topics: book of life

Once a year in the autumn millions of Jewish people around the world observe a solemn fast day—Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Ten days earlier, at Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, my people begin to greet one another with the traditional benediction,...

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