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A Finished Product?

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ post by Rebecca Masinter Names in the Bible are not just names, When the twins, Yaakov and Eisav (Jacob and Esau) are born, their names don’t only reflect their physical traits but spiritual ones as well.  Eisav’s name is from the word “asui”, meaning, made or finished. Yaakov was named from...

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Children Raising Mothers

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ post by Rebecca Masinter While discussing the role of the Levites, Numbers 3:4 mentions Aaron’s sons Nadav and Avihu who had previously died.  The verse says: “Nadav and Avihu died before God when they offered an alien fire before God in the Wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children…” This...

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Choosing Childlessness

I am 32 and married 3 years ago. My husband and I do not like children and thus we choose to be childless. Is that okay? Jia Mun Dear Jia Mun, We aren’t sure what ‘okay’ means and we know almost nothing about you and your husband. From the fact that you wrote asking us,...

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Bzzz. Moo. A Recipe for Growth

A friend of mine recently celebrated the long-awaited arrival of his first child and almost overnight he became a different man.  He drove his car a bit more cautiously.  His facial expression looked a little more mature.  His approach to work seemed more focused.  While lovingly cradling his infant, he said to me, “Rabbi, I...

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