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Aleph Beta: Balak: What Is Israel’s Purpose In The World?‏

What's the nation of Israel's purpose in the world? How we can bring God's blessings into the world?

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Balak

Bil’am’s character is complex and nuanced; neither purely good nor purely evil.

A Whole Peace

Amalek, our ultimate foe, understood that when unified, we are invincible and indestructible.

Good Questions And Bad Questions

Perhaps on a deeper level, the mitzvah of parah adumah at this junction was not just to purify the body, but the spirit as well.

The Limitations Of The Mind

Halacha isn't random; it's a mechanism guiding individuals and society to a higher ethical plateau.

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?

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