I just LOVE the way Al McCarn encapsulates the Torah Portions on his blog. Here is another terrific portion that in a beautiful way sums up and reflects on the ongoing fulfillment of the prophecy over Judah and Joseph (through Ephraim and Manasseh).
What an amazing time to be alive as we witness something happening that the sages and even the angels were not privy to.
The timeless appeal of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac is in its depiction of selfless love. Cyrano’s bigger-than-life character captures our attention instantly. How could it not? He is a man’s man – no one wields a sword as brilliantly, nor as judiciously, as this noble French warrior whose sense of right and wrong guides him to uphold the cause of those less fortunate. Yet Cyrano is a sensitive soul, the greatest poet of his day, and one quick to win the confidence of the ladies. Even though his overly large nose draws immediate notice, Cyrano himself is larger than this one glaring defect, and in fact capitalizes on it to win greater acclaim and honor. But it is that defect which keeps Cyrano from the desire of his…
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