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Inner-Directedness (Lech Lecha 5778)

Is character strictly personal – either you are or aren’t calm, courageous, charismatic – or does culture have a part to play Does when and where you live make a difference to the kind of person you become That was the question posed by three great American-Jewish sociologists, David Reisman, Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denney in their 1950 classic, The Lonely Crowd Their argument was that... Read more

The Trace of God (Noach 5778)

The story of the first eight chapters of Bereishit is tragic but simple: creation, followed by de-creation, followed by re-creation. … Read more

The Faith of God (Bereishit 5778)

In stately prose the Torah in its opening chapter describes the unfolding of the universe, the effortless creation of a … Read more