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What Dr. Atkins Didn  
  What Dr. Atkins Didn't Tell You-Vayeitze  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
So while I agree with Dr. Atkins that physical health is related to one’s ability to refrain from certain foods, I came to realize...  


The Greatest Battle Ever - Vayishlach  
  The Greatest Battle Ever - Vayishlach  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
Where would we be without the stereotypic “bad guy?” Could we imagine Star Wars without Darth Vader or Peter Pan without Captain Hook?  


The Cream of the Crop - Vayeishev  
  The Cream of the Crop - Vayeishev  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
Today you can buy a computer that will organize your life, do your taxes, raise your children, and make you a hot cup of coffee to boot...  


What  
  What's in a Name - Mikeitz  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Update date: 12/2/2018, 10:17
 
In the fabled world of the American celebrity, the rich and famous are known to spend money on everything from clothes suited for royalty...  


Sorry Seems to Be... - Vayigash  
  Sorry Seems to Be... - Vayigash  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Update date: 12/8/2018, 20:38
 
Little is more absolute than human infallibility. God created the world in a way that all of life hinges on man’s free will...  


Where  
  Where's Your Head? - Vayechi  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Update date: 12/16/2018, 11:34
 
Everyone has their own approach to learning. Some prop their eyes open with toothpicks and study until the wee hours of the night...  


The Grounds for a Perfect Relationship  
  The Grounds for a Perfect Relationship  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
Parshat Vaeira - A lot of Jews ask themselves, "What is Judaism? Is it a people or a religion? Is it a reason to schlep to synagogue twice a year?  


Pekudei: Vote of Confidence  
  Pekudei: Vote of Confidence  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Update date: 3/13/2020, 08:22
 
The pavement was still warm from the hot day as the shadows grew in the approaching evening. Barefoot and dirty, with multiple band-aids across my...  


Get Up! Stand Up! - Vayikra  
  Get Up! Stand Up! - Vayikra  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
Of the 613 mitzvot that appear in the Torah, 246 of them appear in Vayikra, the book of Leviticus. Many of these mitzvot deal with...  


More Animal Than a Man - Tzav  
  More Animal Than a Man - Tzav  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
Every story has its beginning. Mine started on a sunny Sunday morning in the university's dining hall. My buddy and I were embarking on our...  


The Sound of Silence - Shemini  
  The Sound of Silence - Shemini  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
The lights twinkled off in the distant cold night as I stood under the “Emergency Room” sign. Ambulances would rumble up from time to time...  


Sticks and Stones - Tazria Metzora  
  Sticks and Stones - Tazria Metzora  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
'Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me'. If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you...  


Food Fit for a Prince - Acharei Mot  
  Food Fit for a Prince - Acharei Mot  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
In the same way that the son of a king is used to fine royal food and cannot stomach something repulsive, so too the land of Israel..  


Setting Our Standard - Emor  
  Setting Our Standard - Emor  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
Rather than setting our sights on mediocrity, we can dare to dream. The challenge is not reaching our destination; the challenge is to...  


Teaching the Children - Behar Bechukotai  
  Teaching the Children - Behar Bechukotai  
 
By Jacob Rupp
Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42
 
When I taught at an exclusive Hebrew school in Southern California, I asked my twelfth grade class from which country were we...  


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