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The Purpose Of Prayer Is To Elevate The Moment
On his show April 29, 2011, Dennis Prager said: “I am not good at petitionary prayer and rarely make it [on behalf of myself]. I’ve done it maybe twice in my life. I don’t like using God as a celestial … Continue reading
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The Opposite Field
Wednesday night, Oct. 6, I interview Jesse Katz, author of the 2009 memoir The Opposite Field. His mom, Vera Katz, was a famous politician in Oregon. She has a long Wikipedia entry while Jesse, to my surprise, has nothing there … Continue reading
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How Do You Keep God Alive In Your Life?
In his 1999 lecture on Exodus 34, Dennis Prager says: The Torah says you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. This is how you keep faith in God, by observing regular rituals. If you don’t observe regular rituals, you … Continue reading
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Does God Improve?
In a 2005 lecture on Deuteronomy 31, Dennis Prager says: “I don’t think there is a text dated anywhere near the text of the Torah that is so egalitarian in its depiction of women. It’s about as unsexist a text. … Continue reading
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It Sucks To Be Me
All these great rabbis are marrying off their daughters. And here I am, 43 years old, almost 44, and I am still unmarried. Is it not a tradition in Jewish life to marry off the most worthy daughters to the … Continue reading
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