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In the case of the Spies in Parshat Shelach G-d said, “I’m not telling you what to do—do as you see fit.” G-d was opening a new arena of human potential.
In Parshat Shelach the spies & their generation failed to understand the entire point of entering the Holy Land was to sanctify the material aspects of life.
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.
Deeper significance of the laws of the sotah (“wayward wife”) in Parshat Naso. Life is a marriage of body & soul – female & male perspectives on reality.
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Drinking until one does not know the difference between Haman and Mordechai on Purim is explored in conjunction with the concept of the tzaddik versus the baal teshuvah.
The Messianic Redemption is described in Parshat Chukat, Mishneh Torah & the Torah where the divine plan for creation will be fully realized in our world.
The law of the “Red Heifer,” the ultimate supra-rational divine decree read in Parshat Chukat, ritually purifies one after being in contact with the dead.
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The mitzvah of the red heifer is a ritual antidote to the spiritual impurity caused by contact with the dead; and a paradox & blueprint for all 613 mitzvot
Physical & spiritual pleasures: In Parshat Balak the Jews faced the plague of Pe’or – they encountered the cosmic digestive system & the energy of waste.
Man was empowered to live a G-dly life, to think G-dly thoughts, speak G-dly words and do G-dly deeds through the mitzvot of the Torah established by G-d.