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The cedar trees used to build the sanctuary were originally rooted in the Holy Land just like each soul of the Jewish nation.
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Ultimately, we must recognize and utilize the fact that the Torah is the only source of life and well-being for the Jew, both spiritually and physically.
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An integral part of G-d’s dwelling is a human self for whom “G-d is my G-d”—for whom a life in the service of the Almighty is deeply satisfying.
Oil represents a person’s self-abnegation and submission to G-d. Only one who has totally abnegated his own will to that of G-d is capable of true sacrifice.
The Jewish nation was founded amidst sheep because our self-negation and unquestioning obedience to G-d is the foundation of our Jewishness.
Discover how we, as Jews, contain both elements of the name Jacob and Israel. Learn about our double identity as Servants of G-d and Children of G-d.
For the first 200 years of Jewish history, the credo of the shepherd held sway; then came the sovereignty of their very different brother, Joseph.
Jacob and Joseph teach us about our responsibility for things that are in our control and even that which happens outside of our control.
Discover how every object, force and phenomenon in existence has a spark of G-dliness within it. Learn to hasten a personal and universal redemption.
Jacob teaches us what it means to lead a righteous life; a life of purpose, altruism and compassion.