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Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Pekudei: Fragmentation and the Divine Presence

Perhaps God’s own 'completeness' prevented Him from dwelling in a Mishkan waiting to be finished?

Parshat Vayakheil

25 Adar I 5776 – March 4, 2016
Why do dreams nit becine okans and why do strategic ideas rarely get implemented?

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar Sheini

Esther and Mordechai, the two righteous individuals and luminaries in Megillas Esther, effectively moved the heavens with their tears, deeds and supplications.


What is the reason for a mitzvah and which G-dly trait does it sharpen and enhance within me?

Redeeming Relevance: Vayekhel: A Personal Donation

The Mishkan's building was a situation where the process was at least as important as the result

Can We Build The Beis Hamikdash Today?

David Hamelech desired to build the Beis Hamikdash and, as a result, it was built.

Mysterious Magic

Donations were valued at the same level of 'Thought Guided Purposeful Creativity' as the actual work

Men Are From Mars

One of the causes of this breakdown is the misuse of the very system Hashem put into man to allow him to flourish.

Vayakhel: How Can I Take A Step Towards God?

22 Adar I 5776 – March 2, 2016
Why would the Israelites build the Mishkan differently than God commanded? What does this teach us?

A Day Of Transformation

18 Adar I 5776 – February 26, 2016
The status of a vessel or a tool is dependent on its purpose.

Redeeming Relevance: Ki Tissa

17 Adar I 5776 – February 25, 2016
Paradoxically, it is when we confront evil we have the opportunity to make the world a better place.

Earthly Tourists

What our body manages to do in this world together with its soul will determine our ethereal world

Finding Nemo

What makes fish different from all other creatures? They definitely have many unique qualities, such as the fact that they swim, live in the water, etc.

Counting Jews

But why then were kohanim allowed to be counted in the Beis Hamikdash via their fingers? Why is counting fingers different from counting people?

Picking Up the Pieces

The Broken Tablets teach us our relationship with God is real, demands work, and survives challenges

Ki Tisa: Will God Always Forgive Me?

16 Adar I 5776 – February 24, 2016
Moses explores the question, "Is there ever a point of no return in my relationship with God?

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Just Talk to Him

10 Adar I 5776 – February 19, 2016
How can we feel that we are actually having a conversation with Hashem when we do not see Him?

Hashem And Man: Master And Servant

10 Adar I 5776 – February 18, 2016
The answer to this question is based on understanding the underpinnings of our relationship with Hashem.


Why three colors? Why Scarlet, Purple, and Turquoise? Yes, beautiful; Yes, regal. Still: Why?

Was There Shaatnez in the Kohen’s Garments?

This statement implies that, but for the mitzvah, they would be in violation of the aveirah of shaatnez by wearing these garments.

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