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Welcome to my blog! Here you will find all kinds of goodies. Notifications of my weekly Torah commentary (Drash); announcements of what is new on my website; short pieces consisting of my observations on what the world offers up. If you want more in-depth analysis of some of the topics raised in the blog, please go to the essays in the different sections. Should you want to invite me to speak, please get in touch via the contact page.

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