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Unpacking the miracle of space in the Ark in the Holy Temple and the significance of time in the banquet that is our world.
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In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
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Parshat Korach relates the story of Korach’s challenge to the authority of Moses & the priesthood of Aaron. The lesson: no human being is irredeemable.
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.
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Excerpt of an address by the Rebbe on Shabbat Parshat Pinchas 5744 explaining our current dream-like reality and the true reality of the world of Moshiach.
While many of the Torah’s laws are time- & place-specific, their significance is always eternal & universal, such as kindling the menorah in the Holy Temple
The menorah represents man’s potential to “kindle lamps”: to illuminate within his own self, in his fellow man & in the material resources at his disposal.
An important lesson to the spiritual “lamplighter”: do not think that you are achieving anything that your fellow could not, in truth, achieve on his own.
Aaron is the prototype for man’s responsibility for the spiritual elevation of his fellows, which reflects his role as kindler of the menorah in the Temple
The verses in Parshat Beha’alotecha specify two laws of the menorah corresponding to two visions of man provided by Rashi and Nachmanides.