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Who supports whom? TAGS: | | | | | | | In parshat v’Zot HaBeracha, Moshe Rabbeinu blesses each of the Shevatim of the Jewish people (except Shimon). Each tribe gets, their own blessing, but for some reason, the blessings of …Continue reading →

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With Much Alacrity TAGS: | | | One part of learning the parasha that is both fascinating and instructive is learning more about the characters and their qualities because, as we know, our forefathers aren’t merely our …Continue reading →

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What the Destruction of the World Can Teach Us About Human Relations TAGS: | The passuk at the beginning of parashat Noach tells us: ויאמר אלהים לנח, קץ כל בשר בא לפני — כי מלאה הארץ חמס, מפניהם והנני משחיתם, את-הארץ. (בראשית ו:יג) And …Continue reading →

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Taking Responsibility TAGS: | | | | At the end of this week’s Parsha we come across an interesting story. A man, born to a Jewish mother (from the Tribe of Dan) and an Egyptian father, gets …Continue reading →

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Forbidden Relationships TAGS: | | | | | | | | This Shabbat is the 25th day of the Omer. We are exactly half way from Pesach to Shavuot. Acharei Mot, the first part of today’s double feature, is a “bloody” …Continue reading →

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Is Honey Chametz? TAGS: | | | | | | | As Sefer Vayikra begins, we are all keenly aware that Pesach is approaching and the smell of cleaning products is in the air.  We have just completed Sefer Shmot with …Continue reading →

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Human Master or Divine Authority? TAGS: | | | | | | | In this week’s parsha, the Torah discusses the laws of eved ivri – a Jew who is sold as an indentured servant to another Jew. If a man steals and …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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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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Moshe’s Judgment TAGS: | | | | וַיִּפֶן כֹּה וָכֹה, וַיַּרְא כִּי אֵין אִישׁ; וַיַּךְ, אֶת-הַמִּצְרִי, וַיִּטְמְנֵהוּ, בַּחוֹל “And he turned, this way and that and he saw that there was no person. He struck the Egyptian …Continue reading →

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