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CFOIC - Part 6

VaYelech (And He (Moses) Went) – Deuteronomy 30:21 – 31:30

Thousands gathered at the Western Wall, the closest we could get to where the Temple once stood, and the President of Israel, then Chaim Herzog, read aloud from the Torah. It was indeed an awesome experience.

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People in My Neighborhood: Meet Celia
On: Jul 17, 2012
By: Kim Troup

It was a little difficult to write about Celia Ulanovsky.  I knew her as a neighbor—as a lovely, modest, always pleasant, incredibly kind woman. But when I spoke to her, to get a bit of background, a little more of who she was, I was met with “Oh, there’s really nothing to say about me. Me? I […]

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Let’s Make a Difference – July 10, 2012
On: Jul 10, 2012
By: Kim Troup

Yesterday was a fast day, the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, which ushers in a 3-week mourning period for the first and second temples, thousands of years ago.  Our sages have long laid the blame for the destruction of the Second Temple and the subsequent exile from the land, in the first and […]

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Balak (Balak) – Numbers 22:2 – 25:9
On: Jul 5, 2012
By: Kim Troup

The story of Balaam and his desire to curse the children of Israel is a fabulous one. At the request of Balak, King of Moab, he tries to curse Israel, but at each opportunity, G-d prevents him from doing so. Finally, without a choice, he blesses the nation of Israel in some of the most beautiful verses in the Bible.

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Hukat (Statute) – Numbers 19:1 – 22:1
On: Jun 26, 2012
By: Kim Troup

Numbers 20 presents a fascinating story, the story of the death of Miriam and the subsequent loss of water. Verse two: And the nation settled in Kadesh and Miriam died there and was buried there. Verse three: And there was no water for the nation.

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