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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9:54 am

As the Jewish community is still in shock from the largest massacre of Jews in American history, we turn as always to our timely and timeless Torah for guidance and direction on how to live our lives.

Indeed, the word “Torah” means “directive.” As Maimonides writes, the belief that the Torah comes from G-d is one of the 13 principles of the Jewish faith. Just as G-d is eternal and not constrained to time and space, so too is the work of G-d — our holy Torah — relevant at all times and circumstances.  As the Rabbi Shnuer Zalmen (founder of the Chabad movement and affectionately referred to as the Alter  Rebbe) famously stated, “One has to live with the times,” referring to the weekly Torah portion.  

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