Indulging Sugar Season is Killing the Body

For all of the delicious shapes and moods that sugar season’s treats evoke, it’s really a minefield of toxic ingredients we’re wading through with each bite (especially when we missed the warning signs and didn’t get off the sugar train until we developed diabetes).

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Laughing with Sarah (Parashat Vayeira)

We’re meant to contemplate the magnificence of a Creator whose creation is so vast and fatal that whole peoples can appear and disappear by forces we are powerless to stop. Ironically then, this week’s Torah portion is thematically oriented around laughter.

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It’s Never Too Late (Parashat Lech Lecha)

This week’s Torah portion doesn’t just say “it’s never too late” and leave it at that though. No, the passage actually opens by describing some rough terrain ahead. Abraham is commanded to go from his land, his birthplace, and from his father’s house, to somewhere he has not even been shown yet.

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Lessons on Surviving the Deluge (Parashat Noach)

While anthropologists and other scientists continue to debate the possibility of a literal flood informing all of these stories, we can take from the Torah here some fascinating insight into the nature of human resilience, essentially how to go about surviving the deluge. 

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