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Posted on: June 9th, 2016
Were it not for the great and infinite love that Hashem has for us, we would not have received the Torah, nor would we dare ask for the gift of Torah on a regular basis.
“That is you – had you lived up to your potential, had you become what you were destined to be.”
For those of you who are familiar with the Arizal’s modus operandi of matching each of the months with one of the twelve tribes, I am sure Sivan has got you perplexed.
Women are exempt only from the first general obligation to learn Torah, not the second, more specific one.
Posted on: June 8th, 2016
Bamidbar should open with the stories of the desert, right? Evidently not. Why?
Posted on: June 7th, 2016
The Torah recognizes the phenomenon of leadership and brings it to our attention subtly in the Book of Bemidbar, through the way it lists the names of the different tribes.
Posted on: June 3rd, 2016
The terrorists were told that they would be given a plane to take them to an Arab country.
Posted on: June 2nd, 2016
Man has two competing sides to him, each one crying out to fulfill it needs, each one demanding its fill.
Depending on their spiritual condition, human beings will either be satisfied with what they have, or will not. This is the determining factor whether or not it is a year of 'plenty.'
I would like to point out that this part of the tochacha has been visited upon us today, and it is important that we realize it.
Posted on: May 27th, 2016
What else do we know about Baruch ben Neriyah?
Posted on: May 26th, 2016
The Torah is teaching us that even a mature adult faced with a difficult trial will be greatly influenced by what others are doing.
If a person steals an item and then dies, his children must return the stolen item.
Posted on: May 24th, 2016
Had the Jews not sinned with the spies, they would have gone into the land led by Moshe at the end of Parshat Shelach. Hence the end of Vayikra would have basically been the end of the Torah
Posted on: May 20th, 2016
After the kohanim, leviim and yisraelim lies the outermost circle, representing the nations of the world.
Posted on: May 19th, 2016
We are all familiar with the idea of preparing for matan Torah, but in which way does counting the days help us become worthy of receiving the Torah?
This mitzvah seems very difficult to understand. The answer lies in our understanding how our middos are shaped.
On the other hand, perhaps the fetus she is carrying is a male, and she is obligated to ensure that he does not become tamei.
Posted on: May 17th, 2016
The Torah is telling us something here: Though we may sometimes act too rashly, there are times when rash action is the only way to prevent a complete catastrophe.
Posted on: May 13th, 2016
Yearning and striving for holiness is a testament to one's love and devotion to the Creator.
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