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Hanukkah, four levels of insight

According to Jewish tradition, there are several levels of insight into the story of Hanukkah. There is the first level, of religious freedom and the people as a unity with the Torah as a law book. Never in the history of Israel had the oppression, attack and devastation been so bad. Not among the Assyrians...
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Shofar, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah in Auschwitz

In the year 1944 a group of ragged Jewish prisoners gathered for yet another very tiring work assignment in concentration camp Auschwitz. Jews were starved, tortured and murdered everywhere. The least expression of Jewish faith was strictly prohibited, reasons for execution by Nazi guards. But on that Rosh HaShanah, a group of courageous Jews managed...
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Introducing the G-d of Torah

by Elze Erwteman A very interesting Jewish scholar is the historian Dennis Prager who has written a book in which he also analyzes the Torah in a rational way. (see below). Moshe Dann writes about this book in the Jerusalem Post of June 10, 2019 citing Prager: “The God introduced into the Torah is the...
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Introducing the G-d of Torah

A very interesting Jewish scholar is the historian Dennis Prager who has written a book in which he also analyzes the Torah in a rational way. (see below). Moshe Dann writes about this book in the Jerusalem Post of June 10, 2019 citing Prager: “The God introduced in the Torah is the first God in...
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Biblical Psychotherapy

Scholars who use Torah without being religious can come to surprising insights. The famous Jewish neurologist Sigmund Freud, for example, often used Biblical insights in his psychotherapy and he particularly liked the person of Biblical Joseph. Freud considered religion as a danger to the personality that could lead to neuroses. In the Jerusalem Post of...
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