Parshat Beshalach – The Low Soul

At various historic points, a 'low soul' has prevented the children of Israel from successfully advancing our national aspirations and collective mission.

Parshat Bo: The Bread of Freedom

The more we define ourselves as the actors rather than as the characters we play, the more our characters can actually succeed at fulfilling their unique roles in the story HaShem placed us in.

Parshat Va’eira – The Historic Opportunity

It is through the story of Israel, as it unfolds throughout time, that humanity sees history as possessing Divine meaning and purpose.

Parshat Shemot – Courage and Love

When slavery runs deep into the psychology of a person, it becomes difficult to express the crucial courage and self-sacrifice necessary to break the chains of mental bondage.

Parshat Vayechi – Tribes United for a Mission

Only as a “kingdom of priests and holy nation” that reveals HaShem’s Oneness over all spheres of life can Israel fully express His Ideal and lead mankind to experience a world of total blessing.

Parshat Vayigash: The Historic Opportunity

Nearly every foreign land that Jews have settled in throughout history was initially a safe refuge or land of opportunity. And in almost every instance, our false sense of security was shattered.

Parshat Mikeitz – Mashiach ben Yosef

Israel's collective soul can only fully manifest itself through an earthly nation that reveals the Divine Ideal in all spheres of national existence.

Parshat Vayeishev: Circumventing the Evil Force

The light of redemption often shines in a distorted fashion in order to lull the Sitra Aḥra into passivity.

Parshat Vayishlach – Avenging Dina at Shechem

The fundamental Hebrew tenet that there are values worth fighting for is what drove Shimon and Levi to restore honor to the house of Israel.

Parshat Vayetzei – Sensitivity to Our Wives

A man must be constantly vigilant to speak and behave in a manner that brings happiness and comfort to his wife (or wives in Yaakov's case).

Parshat Toldot – The Israel-Edom Conflict

The subconscious realization that the nation of Israel is ascending to become mankind's dominant moral light compels Western civilization to try limiting the size and strength of the Jewish state.

Parshat Chayei Sarah: A Partnership in Giving

While the 'love' that exists before marriage can be easy, enjoyable and free from responsibility, the true test for a couple is to forge and strengthen a deep spiritual bond of love after the wedding.

Parshat Vayeira: The Binding of Yitzchak

A deep understanding of events helps us appreciate how Avraham’s transgression provided the opportunity for him to ascend incredible heights through an unbelievable act of tshuva m'ahava.

Lekh Lekha: Avraham’s Valor

It is precisely Avraham’s valiant behavior in battle that proves the authenticity of his compassion to all of HaShem’s creatures, presenting a model of true kindness for the Hebrew nation to uphold.

Parshat Noah – Believing and Not Believing

The study of emuna infuses us with the vision to see history’s ultimate goal, as well as the confidence that we will succeed in bringing this goal to fruition.

V’Zot HaBrakha – Am Segula

The Torah is not merely some disjointed ritual precepts but rather the Divine Ideal from before existence placed into this reality for the sake of elevating our world beyond its current limitations.

Parshat Vayeilekh – Our Nationality is Israeli

Although he had been raised in Pharaoh’s palace and had never in his life actually seen Eretz Yisrael, Moshe was held accountable for allowing himself to be referred to by others as “an Egyptian man.”

Parshat Nitzavim – Returning Jewish National Consciousness

More than merely fostering personal piety among Jews, tshuva that begins with a reawakening of Hebrew identity will lead Israel to express kedusha in every sphere of national life.

Parshat Ki Tavo – Israel’s Story is the Context

The performance of our Torah's ritual precepts must be contextualized & experienced within the larger meta-narrative of Israel's story & mission.

Parshat Ki Tetzei – The Real Deal

Israel’s Torah is not some man-made 'religion' but actually the Divine Ideal implanted into our world for the purpose of uplifting all Creation through sanctifying every area of human existence.

Parshat Shoftim – Leadership and the Burden of Responsibility

A Hebrew leader must embody the aspirations of his people to the extent that he becomes a microcosm of the entire nation of Israel and his personal identity is absorbed into that of the national collective.

Parshat R’eh – Taking Responsibility

The essence of Ahavat Yisrael is the willingness to take responsibility for Israel’s future. It is being prepared to sacrifice everything for the defense of the Jewish people and liberation of the homeland.

Parshat Ekev – Difficult Mitzvot

When facing our enemies, it's often necessary to don a ruthlessness seemingly at odds with our inner nature. The 'hands of Esav' can sometimes be utilized to achieve the goals of 'Yaakov's voice.'

Parshat V’et’hanan: The Power of Tefillah

As characters participating in one of history’s most incredible chapters, we focus our efforts on the specific challenges facing our generation.

Parshat D’varim – When Rabbis Err

Our sages warn us of the possibility that great Torah scholars can lead Israel away from serving HaShem.

Parshat Mas’ei – The ‘Palestinian’ Question

While Israel was obligated to drive the British from our soil, the Torah's approach to the "Palestinian" question might actually be more complicated.

Enemies of the Creator – Parshat Matot

By waging war on Israel, even if not consciously aware of its inner motivation, a person or group is declaring war against the Source of all Creation.

Legacy of a Zealot – Parshat Pinchas

A true pursuer of peace/completeness is one who identifies the obstacles to HaShem’s Ideal for this world and works passionately to remove them.

The Secret of Bilaam’s Prophecy – Parshat Balak

While Moav & Midian championed a separation of 'religion' & state, Israel’s mission demands that spiritual ideals be materialized on a national level so that our Torah’s values be fully expressed on earth.

The Value of Effective Communication – Parshat Ḥukat

Communicating the Jewish people's deepest aspirations can often serve to raise morale & strengthen Israel’s position on the battlefield.

Headlines

Latest News Stories


Sponsored Post

Recommended Today


Printed from: https://www.jewishpress.com/judaism/parsha/am-segula/parshat-beshalach-the-low-soul/2023/02/02/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: