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Keeping Perspective TAGS: | | | | | וַיַּסַּע מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל מִיַּם-סוּף, וַיֵּצְאוּ אֶל-מִדְבַּר-שׁוּר; וַיֵּלְכוּ שְׁלֹשֶׁת-יָמִים בַּמִּדְבָּר, וְלֹא-מָצְאוּ מָיִם. וַיָּבֹאוּ מָרָתָה–וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לִשְׁתֹּת מַיִם מִמָּרָה, כִּי מָרִים הֵם; עַל-כֵּן קָרָא-שְׁמָהּ, מָרָה. וַיִּלֹּנוּ הָעָם עַל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר, מַה-נִּשְׁתֶּה. יִּצְעַק אֶל-יְהוָה, …Continue reading →

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Femininity at the Sea TAGS: | | | | | | | “And Miriam the Prophetess, the sister of Aharon, took the tambourine in her hand and she went out with all the women after her in music and dancing. And Miriam …Continue reading →

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Allied with Hashem TAGS: | | | | | | | Beshalach 5770 Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, quoted in Mipninei HaRav, asks why B’nai Yisrael failed to sing at the time of the exodus the way that they sang during the …Continue reading →

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“For All the Children of Israel There Was Light” TAGS: | | | | | Bo 5770 During the plague of darkness, the Torah tells us that the Egyptians “did not see each other, and no one rose from his place for three days, but …Continue reading →

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Don’t be a donkey TAGS: | | | | This week’s Parsha is filled with many events such as the last three plagues, the Mitzvah of Rosh Chodesh, and Tefillin and much more. But today we are going to …Continue reading →

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Yom Hashem TAGS: | | | | | | | | (I got this Dvar Torah from HaRav Menachem Leibtag Shlita)400 years before the Exodus of Egypt, the city of Sdom was celebrating Pesach. According to Rashi, Lot served his guests …Continue reading →

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“Shortness of Breath” TAGS: | | | VaEira 5770 Hashem commands Moshe to tell B’nai Yisrael of their upcoming redemption, despite knowing that His words would be disregarded by them – “but they did not hearken to …Continue reading →

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The Meaning of Lice TAGS: | | | One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one scientist to go and …Continue reading →

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“…he will rejoice in his heart.” TAGS: | | | | | Shemos 5770 Hashem tells Moshe that his older brother Aharon will serve as his spokesperson, and He further comments to him that when Aharon “sees you he will rejoice in …Continue reading →

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Justifications TAGS: | | | When Paroah notices how numerous B’nai Yisrael became in Egypt, he enslaves them, saying to his people “הָבָה נִתְחַכְּמָה לוֹ,” “Let us deal wisely with him.” The Gemara (Sotah 11a) …Continue reading →

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