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Take time to think before you act

November 25, 2022

This week’s Middat HaShavuah is taken from our Torah portion, Parshat Toldot. The Middah is:  Key Verse: וַיֹּאכַל וַיֵּשְׁתְּ, וַיָּקָם וַיֵּלַךְ; וַיִּבֶז עֵשָׂו, אֶת-הַבְּכֹרָה  (בראשית כה:כג) ...
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Cheshvan Reflections

November 24, 2022

The month of Cheshvan is sometimes called Marcheshvan – “bitter Cheshvan”.  Why, bitter?  Because Cheshvan is the only month in the Jewish calendar with no chaggim...
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Don't wait to be asked to do something kind

November 18, 2022

In this week’s Parashah – Chayyei Sarah – we witness several thoughtful acts of Hesed (kindness): First, Avraham sends Eved Eliezer on shlichut (a mission) to...
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Be Welcoming

November 11, 2022

The Middat HaShavuah is taken from our Torah portion, Parshat Vayera. The Middah is:  וַיָּרָץ לִקְרָאתָם מִפֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל (בראשית יח:ב) Middah: Be welcoming In this week’s...
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Message from Moreh Greg

November 3, 2022

This week’s parshah is parshat Lekh-Lekha. God says to Avram, Lekh-Lekha: “Go on a journey,” leaving behind what you know well, “to a place that I...
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D’var Torah - Give Signs that Show Respect

October 28, 2022

The Middat HaShavuah is taken from our Torah portion, Parshat Noach. The Middah is:  זֹ֤את אֽוֹת־הַבְּרִית֙ “Give signs that show respect” The Torah is replete with...
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Reflections on Tishrei

October 25, 2022

The month of Tishrei, the first month of the Jewish year, was a busy one at The Toronto Heschel School. This was a month of celebration...
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Message from Moreh Greg (And Gigi Hagamal)

October 21, 2022

On Monday night we celebrated Simchat Torah!  And now, we begin reading the Torah again, from the beginning.  Parshat Bereishit teaches us about the creative process:  When...
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Message from Moreh Alan

October 14, 2022

This week, our Middat Hashavua is connected to the holiday of Sukkot, the holiday which began earlier in the week and which continues until next Tuesday....