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Memory: Our Secret Weapon

5 Shevat 5776 – January 14, 2016
The concept of mourning is predicated on the idea that man inevitably forgets over time, diminishing the acute pain associated with the loss, allowing the mourner to move on.

Respect For The Institution

For the proper running of society, and therefore for the good of mankind, there needs to be a system of leadership and a hierarchy of authority – what we know as government.

Checking Tefillin

The worse that will result in relying on the rov in regards to tereifos, however, is an aveirah b’ones – an unwilling aveirah.

Aleph Beta: Bo: The Flight of the Firstborn Nation

What's the deal with all these laws & what can they teach us about the true meaning of the Exodus?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshas Bo: What is a Jewish New Year?

Shifting the year's start from Tishrei to Nissan symbolizes a shift in perceiving the natural world.

Shabbos Mevorchim Shevat

28 Tevet 5776 – January 8, 2016
As to which species of fruit caused the downfall of Adam and Eve and their subsequent ouster from the Garden, the verdict is still out.

Parshat Va’eira

Tragedy could still have been avoided had Ismay stuck to his origincal vision and goal.

The Pharaoh And The Moshe Rabbeinu In Us

Moshe Rabbeinu reached a level that surpasses human attainment.

The Measure Of The Man

27 Tevet 5776 – January 7, 2016
Before each person is born, he is predestined for certain abilities and talents, a particular level of intelligence, and an exact disposition and temperament.

How Loud Must One Daven?

The Mishnah Berurah explains that one who davens out loud is demonstrating that he is of small emunah, since he is implying that Hashem cannot hear his quiet tefillah.

Aleph Beta: Va’era: The Exodus and Babe Ruth‏

25 Tevet 5776 – January 6, 2016
Why was there so much repetitive conversation between God and Moses before actual Exodus from Egypt?

Redeeming Relevance: Egypt’s Great Snake

According to the Baal haTurim the snakes created by the magicians represented Phaorah himself

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – A Glorious Structure

21 Tevet 5776 – January 1, 2016
Each floor contains magnificent treasures that are not found on any other floor. Every level is set up in a perfect order and one leads to the next.

Aleph Beta: Shmot: Every Saga Has A Beginning – Meeting Moses‏

20 Tevet 5776 – December 31, 2015
Who was Moses become he became MOSES?!

The Difference Between Emunah And Bitachon

Pharaoh had no problem with emunah, but he sure didn’t trust in Hashem – he rebelled. He had emunah, but no bitachon.

Nursing From A Non-Jewish Woman

Refraining from nursing from a non-Jewish woman is merely going beyond the letter of the law.

The Foundation Stone: Parshat Mikeitz

18 Tevet 5776 – December 30, 2015
Could Judah really expect the Viceroy to grasp his subtle threats & insults when translated? He didn't.

Redeeming Relevance: The Loneliest Jew and the Universal Torah

17 Tevet 5776 – December 29, 2015
Tzipporah is largely invisible & almost entirely silent, we hear her only when she rebukes Moshe

Torat Hakehillah

14 Tevet 5776 – December 25, 2015
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Sensitivity Of A Tzaddik

13 Tevet 5776 – December 24, 2015
For the next seventeen years, every time they spoke and every time they were together, there was a certain wedge keeping them apart.

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