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Nesanel Yoel Safran

Articles by Nesanel Yoel Safran

How to Look at Life

Life is how you look at it. On the one hand, there’s always a reason to appreciate what we have. On the other hand, we

When No Means Yes

Sometimes saying no’ to ourselves can make us even happier than saying yes. In this week’s portion, we learn about a Nazarite, someone who commits

Firstborn Blues

This week’s portion teaches us about the special role of firstborns in biblical times. They had certain unique privileges—as well as special obligations. That’s the

A Little Respect

It’s great to be respectful. The upcoming day of Lag B’Omer is special for many reasons. One of them is that it celebrates the end

Watch Out for Words

Words can be weapons. In this week’s Torah portion (Lev. 25:17) the Torah teaches us the important value of being careful not to hurt or

Caring for God’s Creatures

Animals are God’s creatures too, and He wants us to make sure to treat them right. This week’s portion tells us some of the ways

Appreciating Our Elders

When we’re young, we can feel like we don’t have much in common with older people, and maybe not much to learn from them either.

Spreading Pain

Gossiping might seem like a small and harmless way to have fun, but the Torah teaches us it is just the opposite. Gossiping and speaking

Judge Fairly

A wise person doesn’t judge people or things by the way they first appear. In this week’s Torah portion, we learn how the Jewish priests,

Too Much of a Good Thing

If a little bit is good, then a lot must be better, right? Not necessarily. In this week’s Torah portion we learn about Nadav and

Being Grateful

There’s nobody in the world who doesn’t have a lot to feel thankful about. Our families, our friends, our health, even just being alive, are

Hidden Good

A big lesson of Purim is that sometimes things that seem bad are really God’s hidden ways of giving us something good. In the Megillah,