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Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Yitro

15 Shevat 5775 – February 4, 2015
Shemot relates the transition from the story of one family-Yaakov’s-to the story of a nation-Israel

Parshas Beshalach: The Price Of A Whistle

11 Shevat 5775 – January 30, 2015
People often think that all they are missing is "just a little more" and then they can be truly happy.

A Double-Edged Staff

The Midrash is teaching a fundamental message of what it means to be a religious person.

Partnership Between Heaven And Earth

10 Shevat 5775 – January 29, 2015
"Where is God?" asked the Kotzker Rebbe "God is not everywhere but only where you let Him enter"

For The Miracles That Occur Daily

When a miracle occurs that transcends nature, Hashem has broken the laws of nature to create the miracle.

When David Killed An Amalekite Boy

Rather than submit to this fate and suffer torture and humiliation, Shaul decided to fall on his sword.

The Reason And The Cause

How can the Da’as Zekeinim say this was Hashem’s plan to allow them to become the Torah Nation? We know it was actually a punishment.

Aleph Beta: Beshalach: Fruit Trees In the Sea?

A strange midrash of fruit trees surrounding the Nation of Israel as they walked to freedom

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Beshalach

7 Shevat 5775 – January 26, 2015
Leading by example must be visible, regarding where, when and how-like Nachshon entering the Red Sea

The Essence of Tradition

4 Shevat 5775 – January 23, 2015
Rabbi Yaakov Nagen, a Ram at Yeshivat Otniel, notes that the verse is suggesting that retelling the story of the Exodus is so important that Hashem is performing ever-greater miracles specifically so that parents can tell their stories to future generations.

AlephBeta: Bo: God’s Justice in Action

3 Shevat 5775 – January 22, 2015
Before performing the 10th plague God makes a fundamental argument about the ultimate nature of justice.

A Slave To Fashion

How is it possible that the clothing was more valuable to them than gold or silver?

Reclaiming Our National Dignity

Property ownership is an extremely important and fundamental right and principle according to the Torah.

The Role Of Probability In Halacha

And if a person can take steps to perform the mitzvah, he should do so (even if he won’t be held accountable for not performing it due to circumstances beyond his control).

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Bo

Pesach is called "zikaron," a Biblical term used describing an object eliciting a certain memory

The True Nature Of Reparations

Recouping $ and assets from Germans and Swiss for their Holocaust actions is rooted in the Exodus

Parshat Va’eira

26 Tevet 5775 – January 16, 2015
Three years of war and the loss of one-tenth of Britain's men is not too great a price to pay.

The Ten Plagues, The Four Prayers

"I put to death and I bring to life, I strike down and I will heal."

Being Like Hashem

25 Tevet 5775 – January 15, 2015
It is exactly like that of an animal, with all of the passions and desires necessary to drive man though his daily existence.

Whom Did The Barad Kill?

The Brisker Rav suggests that the barad, in fact, only fell on people, animals, and vegetation.

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