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This week’s Torah portion is about the first Jewish mother, Sarah: The embodiment of an Aishet Chayil.
Two essential laws of the menorah: it should be forged of a single piece of gold & its diverse lights should face each other in harmony with their source.
In Parshat Chukat in the Book of Bamidbar we see that after Miriam’s death, the well of water was restored in the merit of Moshe, but what of the clouds?
The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe (Frierdiker Rebbe) was a realist: an optimist with experience – the USSR has disintegrated but Judaism is alive & thriving.
We cried about Israel upon the spies return, today we continue to cry about the land: Is there a connection between these three millennia of tears?
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An examination of the twelve tribes elicits the question: how can Israel be partitioned into separate groups and still maintain unity as one nation?
Linking G-d’s bond with the Jews as a marriage with the ten haftarot called “the Three of Rebuke and the Seven of Consolation” in explaining the galut/exile.
Insight from the Talmud provides the framework for this examination of the decreed annihilation of the Jews of the Persian Empire.
The Jewish nation was founded amidst sheep because our self-negation and unquestioning obedience to G-d is the foundation of our Jewishness.
In the Torah portion Pinchas, Moses was instructed to take a census of the Jewish people in the desert. Counting numbers is easy, counting souls not so much