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The only answer to the invisible power of fear – the fear of being alone – is to recognize that you are not alone.
A great miracle happened on this Shabbat a few days preceding the Egyptian Exodus. There are various opinions as to the nature of this great miracle.
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There are four steps that G-d used to take His nation out of slavery in Egypt, mirroring the four steps necessary to achieve freedom today.
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Using Torah thought to personalize the Seder experience on Pesach, rendering it into a powerful psychological/spiritual journey into our own hearts & souls.
Weekly Op-Ed •April 14th, 2016• 2 Comments
We don’t really know when and where the “Great Shabbat” got its name. The history of Shabbat HaGadol and its name seems to be muddled, almost intentionally, in obscurity.
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Revisiting the 42-stationed journey in the desert from the Exodus of Egypt (that marked our birth as a nation) to our entry into the Land of Israel.
History is a dance. G-d & the “maiden of Israel” have been dancing these steps some 4000 years now, advancing & retreating, drawing apart & pulling together
Caleb’s role in the tragic story of The 12 Spies in Parshat Shelach.
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In Parshat Shelach, the distinction in wording between “spies” and “scouts” makes all the difference in understanding the tragedy of the Twelve Spies.
One of the greatest tragedies of Jewish history was the debacle of “The Spies” in Parshat Shelach. The spies failed their mission: it all came down to sight