Tag Archive: Alan Morinis

Sep 24 2017

On Humility

On Humility Rabbi Bonnie Koppell Erev Rosh HaShanah 2017   My husband Ron has introduced me to the joy of mountain biking.  We have a beautiful, regular route at Brown’s Ranch, just challenging enough and still fun.  Except, that is, for the first 90 seconds.  You’ve barely had time to process the fact that you’re …

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Apr 24 2015

Purim and Intellectual Property

Did you know that Jewish law prohibits selling a basket of strawberries with the gorgeous ones on the top and the shmushy, moldy ones on the bottom? Well, Mesillat Yesharim doesn’t exactly mention strawberries, but it does say that it is forbidden to conceal the defects of something you are trying to sell. It is …

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Sep 28 2014

Love Is All You Need

    The Beatles famously sang, “All you need is love.” A pretty naïve statement, spoken by people with no concern about access to such basic necessities as water, food, shelter, healthcare. And yet- the older I get the more I recognize the fundamental wisdom that while love may not be ALL that we need …

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Sep 15 2013

Wait, Wait- What!

“Patience is a virtue,” or, as George Eliot expressed it more poetically, “The wine and the sun will make vinegar without any shouting to help them.”[1]  My children think I’m the most impatient person on the planet, but that’s only because they haven’t spent more time with my mom.  My parents were visiting AZ once …

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