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SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | The Jewish Home

Dear readers, All this talk about Hashem being a king and us being his subjects can leave us feeling distanced from Him. Wouldn’t we be better off stressing a different type of relationship? Perhaps an old tale would help. Back in Berditchev of old, a poritz and Rabbi Levi

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Yitzchak were having a conversation. At some point the poritz says, “Meh – I don’t believe there’s a G-d.” Rabbi Levi Yitzchak responded, “The G-d you don’t believe in, I don’t believe in that G-d either!” Same is true in regards to a king and his subjects. The kings we are familiar with are – in many cases – unworthy individuals who were born into the position. Who among us

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LIFESTYLES

has experienced a benevolent king who is dedicated to the betterment of society and who carefully considers how he could enhance the lives of those living in his kingdom? Same thing can be said about Moshiach. The Moshiach not everyone believes in will never come, and the Moshiach that will, everyone will believe in.

Simanim Mania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Proactive Parenting: Ready or Not?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ask the Attorney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Quotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Like we read in this week’s parshah “...then, the Lord, your G-d, will bring back your exiles, and He will have mercy upon you. He will once again gather you from all the nations, where the Lord, your God, had dispersed you.” Wishing you and your families, amongst the rest of the Jewish people, ksiva v’chasimah tovah, and l’shanah tovah u’metukah.

NEWS

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