Sharing Torah Insights

You Matter TAGS: In Parshat Bamidbar, we see that Moshe counted each of the people in Bnei Yisrael “בְּמִסְפַּר שֵׁמוֹת” – by their names. Our rabbi in shul touched on the idea that …Continue reading →

Humility TAGS: | | In Parshat Behaalotcha we encounter the story of Miriam and Aharon, Moshe’s siblings, speaking Lashon Hara about him. They find out that Moshe is no longer able to be intimate …Continue reading →

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Matos-Maasei — Fighting on two Fronts TAGS: | Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2“Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people.” 3Moses spoke to the …Continue reading →

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Weekly Mission: Mattot-Ma’asay TAGS: | | Parshat Mattos-Masei In the book of Bamidbar the Jews finish yet another obstacle in their path. The days of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are in their stories. The Exodus from …Continue reading →

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Pinchas- For the Love of the Land TAGS: From Rav Frand and the Talleli Oros- The daughters of Tzelafchad came to Moshe to ask for their deceased father’s portion in the Land of Israel, since their father had …Continue reading →

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Balak- Time Management TAGS: | | 28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times (regalim)?” …Continue reading →

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Chukas- Where Credit is Due TAGS: | | | | | I bring you (from Tanach.org) a lengthy analysis of the sin of Moshe Rabbeinu’s striking a rock to retrieve water from it. Though he is sucessful, he is subsequently punished …Continue reading →

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Korach- Look Away, I’m Hideous! TAGS: | | | | Unlike Korach, Dasan and Aviram and the other 250 men, the Torah never reports what ultimately happened to On ben Peles, one of the member’s of Korach’s group. The gemara …Continue reading →

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Shelach- Property of God’s People TAGS: | 37The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, 38“Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout …Continue reading →

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Be’ha’alscha- Happiness is Contagious TAGS: | It’s long been said that laughter is contagious, and now, it turns out, so is happiness. Happiness is not an individual but a collective phenomenon, according to a new study …Continue reading →

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