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Opportunity Lost

The greatest of men, Moshe, had to wait for Hashem to sprinkle purifying waters on Bnei Yisrael to mark the conclusion of the period of death.

What Is So Complex?

Tosafos answers that nevertheless the sprinkling is a part of his taharah process.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Chukat

Israel's complaining frustrated Moshe, making it increasingly hard for him to lead effectively

Tehillim, The King And September 11th

Dovid's musical Torah teachings were designed to penetrate the soul and the emotions.

The Lost Tribe

It occurred to me, as my brain rattled in my skull on a two-hundred mile ride through rural Virginia, that our souls work in much the same way.

Dissent For The Sake Of Heaven

Essential principle of arguments for Heaven's sake is recognizing no 1 person has monopoly on truth

The Korach Rebellion

Until Korach's rebellion, no one dared challenge Moshe’s authority.

Remedies And Segulos On Shabbos

Performing ketores outside the Beis Hamikdash, and at the wrong time is an aveirah.

Redeeming Relevance in Parshat Korach

Korach demonstrates how "charisma" can lead to a breakdown in the legitimate forms of leadership

Parshat Shelach

A truly great leader is someone who not only leads and influences his immediate circle, but the broader world as well.

Parshat Shelach

As they continued to spread fear in the hearts of the rest of Bnei Yisrael, they report that they saw giants, nefilim. V'sham rainu et hanefilim bnei anak!

True Tests Of Resolve

It becomes clear that the problem the Jewish people faced wasn't temporary but endemic to its core

Who Is Counted For A Minyan?

Ten of the twelve spies returned with a negative report, stating that this would be impossible.

Shabbos Mevorchim Tammuz

It must have been the warm ambiance of their humble yet welcoming home. Or maybe it was their broad shoulders and understanding hearts…

Appreciating Greatness

Why did the Torah add baderch btzayschem M'mitzrayim to the command to remember the Miriam incident?

Aleph Beta: Shelach: Relating To A Vengeful God‏

What was so bad about the spies sin and how can we connect to such an angry, vengeful God?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shelach

The Children of Israel chose a natural human existence, as opposed to living supernatural lives

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem A Flame Of Emotion

"If I give you a box of candles will you light them each erev Shabbos?"

More Humble Than Any Other: Moshe And The Quest For God

How does haughtiness lead to a loss of faith? Pride to the eclipse of God?

The Qualities of Aharon and the Land of Israel

Let's emulate Aharon’s devotion to Jewish values & religious standards while helping all of society

Take The Long Road Home

Moshe realized that the halt to their march will have major repercussions. The body that had been so carefully assembled, with a single purpose and goal, began to fray.

Limitation Can Be A Conduit To Freedom

Mitzvot, even restrictive laws, often teach self-discipline which is a venue to freedom.

What Did The Mon Taste Like?

The flavor of the mon was not artificial; the mon would now consist of the actual flavors from the desired food.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Beha’alotcha

Despite unequal status, teamwork is the surest route to harmony and maximum self-expression.

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