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Mayanot Moment, Parshat Toldot

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This weeks Mayanot Moment, Parshat Toldot Why did Yitchak have wells dug and what do they represent for us today? Check it out Here!
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Reflections, 4 Amazing Years!

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Would you believe me if I said that even before I arrived at Mayanot, I felt I would be there for at least 4 years? Let me qualify what I mean. I did not book an open ended ticket with the plan to fly back 4 years later and I certainly did not tell my parents I was planning on attending yeshiva for 4 years. Rather, I was open to such an idea and gave myself the room to be flexible to the possibility. 
I had just spent 4 years at the University of Miami, which for those that don't know, is a place that caters to physical desires and needs, in basically every way imaginable. I figured if I put myself through 4 years of that, I absolutely owed it to myself to immerse in a spiritual environment, where I couldgive myself at least 4 years for more holy and meaningful endeavors. 
I knew that if I was to go out into the world and make a real difference, I would need to work things out internally first, and build an unbreakable foundation.Thank G-d/ Baruch Hashem, I am so fortunate to have b…

Parshat Vayeira: Why did Abraham leave G-d's Presence Willingly?

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Parshat Vayeira With Rabbi Shlomo Gestetner,  Dean of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, in Jerusalem
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