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The Israelites Blew It—and So Do We
Author: Samuel Rood

I remember watching the closing moments of The Prince of Egypt, Stephen Spielberg’s animated telling of the Exodus story. Moses descends Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets, and uplifting music plays as the movie ends.

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Spiritual Amnesia and the Jewish People

From Mosaic times to today, the problem of Jewish memory loss regarding God and how to follow him.

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In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: Mazel the Dog
Author: Susan Perlman

Reb Heshl shook his head and muttered, Shver Mazel.” Mazel was the family dog, so named in the hope that he would bring Reb Heshl’s family some luck. The dog wasn’t really so bad, but he had an annoying habit of burying things in Reb Heshl’s potato patch. Sometimes instead of a potato Reb Heshl…

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