Yitro: Israel’s Universal Mission

Why were the Hebrews so surprised by the sudden realization that they would receive the Torah as a set of laws & a mission for the rest of humanity?

Sh’mot: The Revolutionary Lawgiver

After despairing of a slave revolt, did Moshe seek to create a new nation in Midian to replace Israel?

Ki Tisa: Crisis Of The Golden Calf

A mistake that nearly had catastrophic results for the entire people of Israel ultimately revealed Moshe's true greatness as a national leader.

Sh’mot: The Revolutionary Lawgiver

Did Moshe attempt to create a new Hebrew nation that would replace the children of Israel and be born free from the psychological degradation of slavery?

Pekudei: Continuing The Work Moshe Began

It's important to recognize the internal development of the Hebrew tribes from the Exodus from Egypt to the Brit Sinai and consecration of the Mishkan.

Mishpatim: The Living Torah

How should we understand the difference between the Written Torah and the Oral Torah within the context of Israel's identity and development?

Vayeira: Sarah’s Role In The Hebrew Mission

What can the dynamics between Yitzḥak and Yishmael in Parshat Vayeira teach us about Israel’s ideal relationship with the Muslim world?

Bo: Israel’s Internal Transformation

What were the necessary steps for Israel to develop a national consciousness ahead of leaving Egypt?

Vayaq’hel: Actualizing The Mishkan

If Dan is the extreme expression of Yosef in the same way that Shimon is of Yehuda, what was the importance of appointing tribesmen of Yehuda and Dan to lead the construction of the Mishkan?

T’ruma: Mystery Of The Kruvim

What can the Mishkan teach us about the ways Divine revelation is channeled into our world?

B’reishit: Creation’s Secret Internal Structure

There's a hidden understanding of our Torah that has yet to reach the English-speaking Jewish world.

Mishpatim: The Living Torah

How should we understand the difference between the Written Torah and the Oral Torah within the context of Israel's identity and development?

Vayaq’hel: Actualizing The Mishkan

If Dan is the extreme expression of Yosef in the same way that Shimon is of Yehuda, what was the importance of appointing tribesmen of Yehuda and Dan to lead the construction of the Mishkan?

Yitro: Israel’s Universal Mission

Why were the Hebrews so surprised by the sudden realization that they would receive the Torah as a set of laws & a mission for the rest of humanity?

Lekh Lekha: From Avram To Avraham

How the leader of a universal spiritual movement learned to reorient himself to the understanding that his goals for humanity could only be achieved through the vehicle of a nation in a specific land.

T’ruma: Mystery Of The Kruvim

What can the Mishkan teach us about the ways Divine revelation is channeled into our world?

Chayei Sara: Perfection of the Living Sacrifice

Following her death, Sarah's powerful legacy continued to influence Avraham and play a major role in their family's development into a nation.

Vayigash: Recognizing Yosef

Did Yosef use the famine to bring his family down to Egypt in hopes of implementing an alternative approach to the Hebrew mission in the Diaspora?

Toldot: The Prophetic Destiny Of Rivka’s Twins

How do the character traits of Esav and Yaakov find expression in the rival civilizations they produced?

Bo: Israel’s Internal Transformation

What were the necessary steps for Israel to develop a national consciousness ahead of leaving Egypt?

Va’eira: The Divine Revelation To Humanity

The ten plagues were part of a deliberate process to educate not only Egypt and Israel but also humanity.

Lekh Lekha: From Avram To Avraham

How the leader of a universal spiritual movement learned to reorient himself to the understanding that his goals for humanity could only be achieved through the vehicle of a nation in a specific land.

Vayeishev: Yosef & Yehuda

As internal conflict over the Hebrew clan's direction leads to tragic consequences for Yosef and Yehuda, each must discover his own messianic potential.

Vayeishev: Yosef & Yehuda

As internal conflict over the Hebrew clan's direction leads to tragic consequences for Yosef and Yehuda, each must discover his own messianic potential.

Pekudei: Continuing The Work Moshe Began

It's important to recognize the internal development of the Hebrew tribes from the Exodus from Egypt to the Brit Sinai and consecration of the Mishkan.

Tetzave: The Purpose Of The Kohanim

By submerging individual identity into the collective Hebrew nation, the kohanim work to cleanse the children of Israel from all transgressions and to inspire the people with a powerful show of kedusha.

Vayishlach: Finally Becoming Israel

As Yaakov returns back home to his land, he and his family are met with new challenges that ultimately transform them into the nation of Israel.

Va’eira: The Divine Revelation To Humanity

The ten plagues were part of a deliberate process to educate not only Egypt and Israel but also humanity.

Chayei Sara: Perfection of the Living Sacrifice

Following her death, Sarah's powerful legacy continued to influence Avraham and play a major role in their family's development into a nation.

Bo: Israel’s Internal Transformation

What were the necessary steps for Israel to develop a national consciousness ahead of leaving Egypt?

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