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Archive: December 2022

What’s in a Name?

by Rabbi Joel Dinin
Posted on December 22, 2022

I have many names; Joel, rabbi, daddy, sweetie, “Hey you get out of my way”—But which one of these is my real name? The simple answer is—all of them, but how can that be true? A name is NOT who we are, it’s what we do in our connections with other people.…

blue sky, looks like dusk or twilight, with the word dreams written in puffy white clouds

Dream the Impossible Dream

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on December 2, 2021

Dreams are a significant part of the lives of both Jacob and Joseph. Jacob dreams of a ladder that is anchored in the ground and goes up to heaven while the angels rise and descend on it. He also dreams in Laban’s house of an angel who tells him to return to the land of Canaan.…