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Mdixler

Author's details

Name: Mordechai Dixler
Date registered: April 26, 2006

Latest posts

  1. First Time Reader — May 21, 2015
  2. More than 8 Days — December 19, 2014
  3. Kindle the Empathy — November 15, 2013
  4. Same Old, Same Old — November 1, 2013
  5. Kind and Calculated — October 18, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. A Universal Message — 23 comments
  2. Meaning for Meat — 15 comments
  3. Heads or Tails? — 12 comments
  4. Congregation Flight 27 — 11 comments
  5. A Toast for the Aramean? — 11 comments

Author's posts listings

May 21 2015

First Time Reader

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If the Torah were introduced to the world today, for the first time, it would be much easier to open our minds and hearts to its message. We’d be cracking open a new book, from a new Author, with the excitement inherent in learning something completely new. The text itself would have a chance to speak. That is why the words of Torah should always be new to us, as if they were given today.

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Dec 19 2014

More than 8 Days

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Lighting the Menorah each night after dark, seeing the children’s excitement for this beautiful Mitzvah, and singing Hallel, the festival prayer of gratitude, praise, and hope each morning for 8 days, is a reservoir of inspiration that it would be a shame to waste. I wish I could take these moments and put them in a bottle to pull out later …

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Nov 15 2013

Kindle the Empathy

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One Friday, Daniel Goleman, renowned psychologist and Best Selling author of Emotional Intelligence, was going down to the subway during rush hour. Suddenly, he noticed a shirtless man curled up on the side of the staircase, not moving. Hundreds of people were just stepping over him. Dr. Goleman had just finished an article on the …

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Nov 01 2013

Same Old, Same Old

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Isaac and Rebecca prayed intensely for children, after many years of barrenness. Each would stand in a corner of the room pleading to their Father in Heaven for the blessing of children. “G-d accepted his prayer, and Rebecca his wife conceived (Gen. 25:21)” Why was his prayer accepted, and not hers? Says the Midrash, because …

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