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Caring for others, caring for ourselves - a d'var Torah for parashat Yitro

Here's the d'var Torah I'll be giving tomorrow morning at shul (so if you're going to be davening at CBI, you might opt to skip this post!) -- crossposted from my congregational From the Rabbi blog. This week's Torah portion,...
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