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An examination of the mitzvah of dwelling in the sukkah and why it is the mitzvah singled out by the Talmud as G-d’s “easy mitzvah.”
The minister serves his king with his mind; the servant with his body. Our service of the Creator includes both elements – embodied in Torah study & mitzvot.
The verses in Parshat Beha’alotecha specify two laws of the menorah corresponding to two visions of man provided by Rashi and Nachmanides.
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Throughout the Chumash, G-d instructs Moses to count the Jewish people on 4 separate occasions so much so that the fourth book is called “Book of Countings”
Moses went to the women and then the men to prepare the people for the giving of the Torah, showing a difference in their roles within its framework.
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The mitzvah of kiddush hachodesh, sanctification of the new month, as “the first mitzvah commanded to the Jewish people.”
When the “correct path” of Torah is not only “harmonious for the one who does it” but also “harmonious for mankind,” G-d and man’s “joint project” of creation is complete.