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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
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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.
Just as a fish lives submerged within the environment that sustains it, we must also immerse ourselves in the truth of our existence.
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As Moses leads the Song of the Sea after the Jews escape the Egyptians, he demonstrates true leadership, for within Moses the soul of Israel was one.
Matzah is the food of the redemption. Three matzah crackers sit on the seder table during Passover as a reminder of the Exodus.
An examination of the twelve tribes elicits the question: how can Israel be partitioned into separate groups and still maintain unity as one nation?
Idolatry is the deification of an object/force of the created reality: explaining the deeper significance of the idolatry of Baal Peor, and Pinchas’ success
The Counting of the Omer, which tracks the number of days between Passover and Shavuot, is a useful tool for recalling our gifts.
Learn the spiritual meaning of Miriam’s Song, at the Exodus from Egypt. Based on an address by the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
The Omer count corresponds to the forty-nine elements of the heart, which consist of seven “weeks,” each comprised of seven “days.”