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Meeting Angels

And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And Jacob said when he saw them: “This is God’s camp.” And he called the place, “Makhanaim.” Genesis 32:2-3 What does it mean to meet an angel? The word “angel” comes from the Greek word for “messenger”

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A Seasonal Hint: Jacob Didn’t Ask for That Much Stuff!

I always think of this time of year as a time of transition. The trees are almost finished shedding their leaves and the air is charged with the smell of winter. We ourselves are transitioning from the vestiges of the High Holiday season of teshuva and gratitude to the modern

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