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Weekly Magazine
“Six thousand years is the world, and it is in ruins one [thousand], as it is stated: ‘The L‑rd alone shall be exalted on that day’”
Oy! That joke was schmutzik!
One day my Mac composed its own algorithm for generating ideals. Based on that algorithm, it determined that the only way to achieve its ultimate self was for every process to be treated equally.
Some religious doctrines see marriage as a concession to human weakness. Nothing could be further from Jewish thought . . .
It did not take long until they had dragged me before the town rabbi, demanding that I divorce my “wife.”
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Daily Thought
Often, anxiety takes root because a person’s external character is incompatible with his or her inner self. The anxiety may dwell upon other issues and obsessions—but none of these are the true underlying cause. Most souls can tolerate a few inconsistencies. But others are sensitive to every nuance. As soon as some aspect of their lifestyle is not attuned to the purity of the essential self, the entire person...
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