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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2015

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The plagues don't reveal a God of vengeance but of compassion; after each triplet Egypt can repent

Vaera_lecture
 

Posted on: January 14th, 2015

JudaismParshaThe 10 Minute Parsha

Rabbi Fohrman asks about an interesting name of God and leads a whirlwind tour of modern cosmology

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Knock Knock Bush
 

Posted on: January 14th, 2015

JudaismParshaRedeeming Relevance / Rabbi Francis Nataf

Moshe viewed his speech impediment as part of his core identity and his intrinsic human imperfection

Moses_Pleading_with_Israel
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2015

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But a rally has no effect on the terrorists themselves. In truth, it validates what they have done.

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Pharoah and the Midwives
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2015

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The midwifes rejecting Pharoah's command is the first recorded incident of civil disobedience

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Torah-Hakehillah-121914
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2015

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You know that you are strangers in a foreign land. You recognize that you stem from a different culture.

Leff-010915
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2015

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In reality, there is no such thing as an unimportant detail, an unimportant mitzvah.

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Posted on: January 8th, 2015

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Why is it necessary to perform an aveirah punishable by lashes in order to be deemed a legal rashah and be pasul l’eidus m’d’Oraisa?

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Posted on: January 8th, 2015

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You are up to the task of being the emissary of Hashem, if you choose to. However, the choice is yours.

The-Shmuz
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2015

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How did their hatred toward the Jews make their own lives disgusting? It’s the Jews they hated, not themselves.

Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2015

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"He looked this way and that way" means Moses looked within to see whether he was Egyptian or Jewish

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timeless torah
 

Posted on: January 7th, 2015

JudaismParshaRedeeming Relevance / Rabbi Francis Nataf

God wants man to maximize benefit from Creation only in ways that don’t compromise spiritual health

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Shmot_lecture-1
 

Posted on: January 7th, 2015

JudaismParshaThe 10 Minute Parsha

Rabbi Fohrman explores a midrash about God's names in this week's parsha

Niehaus-logo
 

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015

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“This is why I spoke about Shabbos,” he said. “I felt that if Hashem put this into my head right when I woke up, it was because this is what He wanted me to tell the world!”

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Posted on: January 2nd, 2015

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Each individual has a unique set of qualities and skills. Some have more abilities and some less.

The-Shmuz
 

Posted on: January 1st, 2015

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When Hashem made man, He created two worlds – this world and the World to Come. Each has its purpose.

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Posted on: January 1st, 2015

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Why was Yaakov not afraid that granting Yosef’s sons the status of shevatim would cause jealousy among his children?

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Vayechi_course
 

Posted on: January 1st, 2015

JudaismParshaThe 10 Minute Parsha

Rabbi Fohrman addresses the question, "Do we ever feel God's tap on our shoulder?"

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: January 1st, 2015

JudaismParsha

When Yaakov asks "Who are these?" he's means “Do my grandchildren identify as Egyptians or Jews?”

Jacob blessing his sons
 

Posted on: December 29th, 2014

JudaismParshaRedeeming Relevance / Rabbi Francis Nataf

Yaakov's blessings to his sons stand as a solution to their particular issues with relationships

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