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Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi
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Congregation Beth Jacob Ohev Sholom
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The Abrahamitic Vision - Reflections on Parshat VaYera 5778
(Genesis 18:1-22:24) In this week’s Torah Portion, we read of another test – a much more serious test, in fact the ultimate test – of course, we speak of Avraham and the binding of Isaac, known in Hebrew as the Akeidah . For his entire life, Avraham waged a...
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Thanks for reading my latest parsha blog. Shabbat Shalom!
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Because you did not believe in me, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the Children of Israel , you will not lead this assembly into the Land that I have promised them. - Bamidbar (Numbers) 20:12 As the revelations of a widening circle of public assistance fraud ...
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Oda Mae's Revenge - Reflections on Parashat Balak 5776
(Numbers 22:2-25:9) If Bilaam the Sorcerer ever wrote a memoir, it might have been entitled  Mass Murder for Fun & Profit .  He claimed to be a prophet of the One True Gcd, yet his dearest ambition was for genocide, the destruction of the Jewish People. His...
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Billy Jack & the Mullahs - Reflections on Parashat Shoftim 5775
(Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Those of you of my vintage may remember a cult film In the early '70's called Billy Jack  starring Tom Laughlin in the title role. Billy Jack was the ultimate outsider: part Native American, a Green Beret Vietnam war veteran  and ma...
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Are You Connecting the Dots? Read my latest parasha blog to find out!

Have a wonderful Shabbat,
Yehoshua
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Connecting the Dots - Reflections on Parashat Chukat 5776
(Numbers 19:1-22:1) Here we go again. The Torah relates that, during the long march from the outskirts of Edom-Land towards the eastern approaches of Israel, the Jewish People got a little cranky, and started to complain against Gcd and His faithful servant...
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