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Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
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Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.
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How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
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Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.
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Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
An in-depth video series exploring Esther’s true role in the Purim story.
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Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
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You voted for the three best jokes of the year and here they are!
With the Sochi Olympics now over, let’s go back 100 years and imagine what a Russian “Olympics” in these shtetls would have really looked like.
Are you surprised to hear an Academy Award winning actor thank God so publicly?
Purim and your unique role in life.
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
November 3, 2013
November 10, 2013 6:41 PM
I enjoy sleeping through the night
I disagree to what was said about being dissapointed when a child reaches new milestones. My husband and I were so happy when our son started sleeping theough the night and when he became potty trained and started getting dressed on his own. I guess, to each his own....
November 8, 2013 3:50 AM
Rabbi: I always enjoy your commentary's. if you ever come to henderson,nv I would like to meet you. bruce
November 8, 2013 12:29 AM
special needs children
Very often there are no stages to move forward withchildren with disabilities.Something to think About
November 7, 2013 9:26 PM
You are parent from the child is born to the day you die
Hi! This is only for rabbi Salomon . This is Savta from Dallas , hope you remember me . I miss your youngest . I love your video . Hope you come back to see us . Hope you & your beautiful family are doing well . May HaShem bless you all for the. Beautiful you're doing for Kol Israel I don't have any other way to reach you all , thanks . Shabbat Shalom . Lucienne (Savta)
November 7, 2013 9:09 PM
any stage is great
Children are the best gift a parent can have.Why? because if raised right they are your key to immortality.
November 7, 2013 5:02 PM
Yes, living in the 'now' is a gift that is why it is called, 'the present'
November 6, 2013 5:10 PM
Best Stage is the one they are in right now.
I appreciate your straight and honest remarks. One thought that helps me get through each stage is knowing "It won't last forever." So enjoy the positive part and face the challenging part... For good or bad, this stage won't last forever and we'll be on to something different. (A little more sleep would help though!)
November 7, 2013 3:40 PM
To #1: Beautiful, inciteful comment. May Hashem bless you with much naches from your children.
November 9, 2013 5:50 PM
Sorry, I meant to direct my comment to #2. But #1's comment is also very good.
November 3, 2013 9:47 AM
Excellent commentary. Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.
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My mother’s penetrating legacy.